The article is chock-a-block with Facebook internet "posters" of women holding guns variously captioned
- "Don't be fooled by that sweet smile... She'll shoot you dead if you mess with her family"
- "I don't call 911so there won't be anyone to save you if you break into my house."
- "My gun is loaded with Christmas cheer... in case you had plans to break in this year."
Let's see... Pictures of people with guns, political stuff, abortion and global warming, the usual background noise of the parts of the web I'm most often on... and... again:
- "How do I feel about gun control? Break into my house one night and find out!"
- "Why a handgun that shoots shotgun shells? Because wrong house motherf***er".
Did George Zimmerman get horsewhipped through the public square in vain?
I mean, look... I own a pistol and have a carry permit. I carry that pistol with me everywhere I go. I have spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time and money learning how and when to use it, and I've spent a fair amount of thought on why. I would like to think that implicit in these facts is what I would do with it should someone threaten my life and/or limb. But I do have one or two other topics of conversation I sometimes touch lightly on, you know?
Conversely, well... Gosh, where could that liberal writer have gotten the idea that the author of that FB page was a little obsessed with the idea of shooting people breaking into her house?
In the end, I'm torn. I'm always glad to see more people taking their Second Amendment rights seriously and getting hip to the idea of taking responsibility for their own safety, but at the same time, I'm vaguely squicked, and I can't put my finger on exactly why...