Times change. A friend of mine has a son who ended up in a lot of trouble for making the shape of a gun with his fingers and pointing his finger gun at another student. In this day and age, that gesture can be taken as a threat. Her son, for example, was sent home and, I believe, suspended. When I was his age, that very same gesture was often used as a greeting, usually older to younger. I distinctly remember my uncle making that gesture at me while making a “click click” sound with his mouth.
Tag: gun laws
American Terrorism 3/29/22
Mass shootings is scary enough, but let’s be honest about this; it’s American Terrorism. It’s time to stop sanitizing this and be real about it.
And Again 3/20/22
It is my firm belief that it is the responsibility of all adults to know gun safety. In this day and age, there are just too many guns around and the chances of finding one is too high. If you happened on one of my handguns, would you know about the safeties? Would you trust them? Would you know how to unload them? Would you know that removing the clip isn’t enough?
clearly, there must be a third purpose for the rifle that I purchased (a high-end rifle, yes, with a binary trigger). That purpose, frankly, is pure joy. It’s just fun shooting that beast.
Good Guys 11/3/21
The thing to remember is that the easier it is to actually buy guns, even to responsible and legal adults, the more guns that can fall into the hands of criminals. That mantra “if you outlaw guns then only outlaws will own guns” is short-sighted. It should be “the more legal guns are out there, the more guns there are for outlaws”.
The Texan Experiment 6/2/21
With people focusing so intently on mass shootings (the fear that drove Texas to this legislation), we seem to be forgetting about impulse homicide, accidental shootings, accidental discharge injuries, or even suicide.
Another Day 4/11/21
Fair warning. Today’s blog is inspired by my frustration. This is for me to vent; I invite you to play along.
if you do use your weapon, even in self-defense, you will be arrested. There is no “if” or “but”, whether or not your attacker survives or escapes.
Gun Registration 1/29/21
you have to register your handgun with the police but gun permits are issued by the Sheriff's Department. You cannot register your handgun with the police until you have a gun permit from the Sheriff's Department. If this sounds convoluted to you , I would completely agree but it gets worse than that.