Way to go Grandma Reston.
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Wasn't sure if this a repost but this is what I like to seeGod bless concealed-gun carriers 072308 - The Augusta ChronicleGod bless concealed-gun carriers
Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I am a grandmother who takes exception to Vicki Knox's remarks trivializing the new laws allowing concealed handguns in restaurants and public parks ("Don't carry guns to peaceful places," July 15).
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I don't like guns, but I am grateful to those who do carry them for the protection they indirectly afford my family and me while we are in the very places Ms. Knox ingenuously believes are so safe. Wasn't a man recently arrested for allegedly killing and decapitating a young woman hiking in a Georgia park with her dog? As I recall, he also is being investigated for deaths in parks in North Carolina and Florida. The victims were folks who went, in Ms. Knox's words, "to public parks to relax, play with their pets, listen to music, or just share a romantic moment." Unfortunately, they met a pitiless, brooding man who wasn't there for the same reasons.
I won't go into Ms. Knox's specious comments about the "life-threatening fear from Ruby Tuesday's salad bar" except to tell her to get real! She should keep abreast of the horrific crimes that have taken place in eateries in other states, and armed robberies occurring almost nightly at area restaurants.
Ms. Knox disparages gun owners as conservatives spewing Christian platitudes, but then she quotes the Bible to support her point about living well and without fear. Living well and without fear are the precise reasons I am all for concealed-carry permits issued to responsible, law-abiding people. These individuals take it upon themselves to stand ready to thwart the predators who flow constantly through our prisons and create the huge backlog in our criminal court system by their criminal conduct. The willingness of these brave hearts to protect themselves and their loved ones offers a direct benefit to the rest of us who, though unarmed, will be equally protected. God bless them all.
Shauna Wolff Reston, Augusta
Way to go Grandma Reston.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
generally olders folks have a better grasp of things , however at anytime a 30 yearold can be a grandma . which means a younger person could have this enlightened view . thanks
Amen to that. It just goes to show you that you don't have to be a concealed weapon carrier to support the cause, and that people from all walks of life can appreciate those who choose defend themselves and others.
People do not lack strength; they lack will. — Victor Hugo
God bless her!
"The only purpose for a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should have never laid down". -unknown
I wish that more non-carriers were like that!
EVIL PREVAILS WHEN GOOD MEN FAIL TO ACT.
God Bless Granny...
"May God have mercy on my enemies, because I won't."
General George Patton
Good read !! Way to tell em grandma !!
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My kind of girl.
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well said grandma. congrads on your'e thinking.
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Echoing the sentiments of all the other posters!
A great article and she is not alone in her thoughts. A lot of people support the cause. They just don't shout as loud or bully everyone the way the Anti's do.
Thanks for granny for putting pen to paper and writing an article! We can use all the help we can get.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Thank you grandma, hey I am a grandpa, my kind of woman.
John Steinbeck: Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.