I slept soundly last night. I wonder if they would have been able to.

I slept soundly last night. I wonder if they would have been able to.

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    I slept soundly last night. I wonder if they would have been able to.

    I just finished making my tour of the anti-gun websites. Not that I like to visit them, but I want to see the kind of garbage they are spewing and come up with good answers to their arguments.

    I usually finish up my anti-gun tour, with a tour of the pro-gun sites, to lift my spirits and get a little taste of sanity. I read some stories where guns saved lives and stopped crime and I feel good again.

    However, I realized something on my circuit through the web today.

    On the anti-gun web sites they give no first hand stories or examples of people who stopped or deterred a crime by NOT having a gun.

    They spew their propaganda, but they give you no examples of what to do if you feel threatened (other than, of course, to call 911).

    This morning my husband woke up and turned over to hold me before we had to get up for work and as he slid his hand under my pillow he hit my .45 knocking it off the bed and causing it to crash on the floor.

    "You never sleep with your gun under your pillow when I'm home," he said, "What's up?"

    "Oh," I said, "Sorry. Around one-thirty this morning I woke to some weird noises. It sounded like someone or something was picking at the screen door. I knew it was probably the cats, but with the noise from the fans and everything I wasn't sure. It sounded too loud to just be the cats. I also didn't want to get up and go look, and I just couldn't stay awake. My eyes kept closing so I just reached over, grabbed my gun and put it under my pillow so that if something came of it I wouldn't have to reach far, and nothing short of a gunshot would wake you anyway."

    "True," he said as he gave me a kiss and started digging under the bed to retrieve my gun for me satisfied that my reasoning was justified.

    A few weeks ago we got to witness a domestic disturbance in the next apartment building and last night, before we went to bed we saw the police had been called in to that building. After walking out of the building and into the sound of shots being fired, and the screaming and sirens we hear often around here, it's not a far stretch to believe a breakin could happen here.

    With that gun in my hand, and under my pillow, as paranoid as it sounds I fell fast asleep and slept like a baby.

    Only once did I startle awake when I felt aggressive pressure to my neck.

    My eyes flew open and my hand was already on my gun, but before I even moved it from beneath my pillow I saw the silhouette of a furry tail bounce across the bed, and out the bedroom door. Darn cat scared me half to death, but I smiled at it's furry enthusiasm as I fell back into a deep sleep after my heart rate came down.

    Today, after reading through everything on both the pro and anti sites, I wonder how the anti-gunners sleep when they hear strange noises or are awakened in the dead of night by little paws that in the shroud of sleep can be so easily mistaken for fingers.

    What gives them comfort when they are afraid? When they hear a gunshot out their window, what do they grab for their defense? The phone? A baseball bat?

    Had one of them been in my place last night would she have been able to sleep as soundly and rest as peacefully?

    I wish I could hear their logical answer to this. I wish they could tell me what I could do to know I was safer without my gun last night, or any night for that matter.

    Somehow I must have missed that section of their website.


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    Very good question. I've wondered that myself from time to time.

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    Today, after reading through everything on both the pro and anti sites, I wonder how the anti-gunners sleep when they hear strange noises or are awakened in the dead of night by little paws that in the shroud of sleep can be so easily mistaken for fingers.
    Their reasoning would be "pretend to be asleep and it'll go away," "the cops will deal with it," "you've been watching too much TV," or "you must've been up to no good to have that crime visited upon you."

    Way back when, I would go out of my way to debate with anti-gunners. They were futile "debates" where the anti would go: "I have my rosy glasses on, nananananaNANANAnananana." I finally had it with the greased pig wrestling.

    There's just no rationalizing with people who absolutely cannot see the error in thinking that if a man was in their bedroom and coming at them with a knife, they would have time to pull out their cellphones, dial 911, and wait for a cop to magically materialize and save their day before they got their throats slit.
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    I believe that they make themselves into a ball while hiding in the closet. Or they could call 911 and hope the police respond before they are killed or raped.

    More than likely they believe that if you give them what they want no harm will come to you. Plus if you out lawed guns all volience would magiclyy disappear.
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    More than likely they believe that if you give them what they want no harm will come to you. Plus if you out lawed guns all volience would magiclyy disappear.
    Or, if you just give them what they want and they torture and rape you and beat you and let you live, despite the years (or perhaps lifetime) of feeling useless and violated and depressed and scared and victimized and hopeless and angry and confused, hurt, outraged and terrified.. AT LEAST YOU'RE ALIVE!

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    How do anti's sleep? They have the power of denial on their side. "That can't be what it sounded like." "That couldn't happen here." "I just watched a scary movie last night, that's all." etc.

    I keep a holster clamped onto the side-board of my bed that is my normal storage place for my pistol. I always know where it is, and it's easy to grab if I need it. A side benefit is the holster keeps the muzzle pointed down, so I don't inadvertently muzzle sweep one my roomate's through the wall by keeping it horizontal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    What gives them comfort when they are afraid? When they hear a gunshot out their window, what do they grab for their defense? The phone? A baseball bat?

    Had one of them been in my place last night would she have been able to sleep as soundly and rest as peacefully?

    I wish I could hear their logical answer to this. I wish they could tell me what I could do to know I was safer without my gun last night, or any night for that matter.
    They call guys like me in the dead of night, hoping we will save the day! Us cops have PLENTY to do (reports, patrol, coffee & donuts) the LAST thing we need to do is babysit some anti who is scared of their own shadow. It's funny. I've carried a gun for so long, I guess I take it for granted. We went to our semi-annual weapons qualification a couple of weeks ago, and our instructor was certifying his brother and sister-in-law for their CC license. I never realized how IGNORANT most folks are when it comes to handguns! It was almost SCARY! Anyway...4 hours and fifty rounds later, they were "certified" and should be card carrying citizens in about a month (or two).

    But...getting back on topic...you wouldn't believe the calls we get from antis being scared to death in the middle of the night. I've even seen men say "well...after tonight, I'm getting a gun!" and then their wives say, "Oh no you are NOT! I will NOT have a gun in my house!!!"

    ...crazy...

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    "I finally had it with the greased pig wrestling."

    "There's just no rationalizing with people who absolutely cannot see the error in thinking that if a man was in their bedroom and coming at them with a knife, they would have time to pull out their cellphones, dial 911, and wait for a cop to magically materialize and save their day before they got their throats slit."

    Bingo, gave up wrestling with liberal anti-gun pigs many years ago.

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    Lima,

    We all know that sheeple need a different attitude, but like has been said in past...sheeple won't change their attitude until they pull their head out of the hole they've stuck it in and WANT to become become a more self reliant person. Unfortunately, that's usually after someone has been hurt in some fashion.

    I also sleep pretty soundly most of the time, but like your husband, I have bride that hears a LOT better than I and has a good relationship with her .45 that's nearby.
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    "Once a mugger grabbed me and stuck a gun in my face. I peed myself, and dumped a major load in my pants, and he ran away gagging!"




    Something like that......?

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    Has anyone posted on any antigun forums about the rep that voted twice AGAINST allowing CCW in their state - changing his mind after being chased by thugs with guns - getting his OWN permit and gun thereafter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    Has anyone posted on any antigun forums about the rep that voted twice AGAINST allowing CCW in their state - changing his mind after being chased by thugs with guns - getting his OWN permit and gun thereafter?
    Who was this and where was it posted? Do you have a link to the story? This I just have to read.

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    It was posted here, I can't find the post.
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Who was this and where was it posted? Do you have a link to the story? This I just have to read.
    Try this link - lemmie know if it works okay.

    http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve/for...422#5511048422
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    Search this forum for: DeBose and you should find the post here.
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