March 14th, 2008 09:30 AM
Keeping Gas in the Car
An eighty year old friend told me the following,
"I was once asked by a lady who was visiting us if I had a gun in the house. I said 'I did.'
"She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!'
"To which I said, 'Of course it is loaded, can't work without bullets!'
"She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of some one evil coming into your house?'
"My reply was, 'No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too.' To which I'll add, 'Having a gun in the house that isn't loaded is like having a car in the garage without gas in the tank.'"
He didn't tell me how she responded to that.
BTW -- He has a CHP and if asked about carrying at his age, he likes to quote John Steinbeck, "Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
I keep that line in mind, as I might need to use it soon.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
March 14th, 2008 09:33 AM
Those are good thoughts...........I think I may use them in conversation myself........
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
Senior Instructor for Tactical and Defensive of Texas
March 14th, 2008 01:17 PM
Old age, wisdom, and treachery!
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
(Sometimes) "a fight avioded is a fight won." ... claude clay
March 14th, 2008 04:46 PM
I often wonder as people get into their golden years why they do not try skydiving, scuba diving, bungee jumping What do you have to lose?
March 14th, 2008 04:50 PM
The rest of their lives.
Originally Posted by HITCH KING
March 15th, 2008 02:08 AM
Old age and treachery will always trump youth and vigor.
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