This is a discussion on Excuse Me Sir....Your Gun is Showing within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My mom carried either a .357 or a J frame 38 everyday of her adult life until about a year ago...At the age of 79 ...
My mom carried either a .357 or a J frame 38 everyday of her adult life until about a year ago...At the age of 79 she was diagnosed with "early onset dementia" and told me "I guess maybe you should keep these now" as she handed them to me....
Thats one classy lady! Love it
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
Ahhh Billie!! Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me??
I'm too old to go mano-a-mano with some gangbanging dirtbag and too fat to run (aside from being officially disabled), but I can still shoot prety well.
It's great that women are tuning in to armed self defence. Hopefull it means that more criminal subhumans will fail Victim Selection 101.
Better to perish in the fight for freedom than live to see defeat.
I'm a 67 year old disabled veteran & former LEO whose best years came and went long ago. There is no way I could physically defend myself against a stronger, younger BG intent on mugging me. That's why I carry and why I would have no illusions about using my weapon in self defense.
How have times changed ??? (When I was a kid, all women seemed to know how to shoot at least a rifle or shotgun).
A popular hair salon for women, added a gun section .... of course oriented towards women. It's been so popular, they are talking about adding a small range next to it now.
What are you guys calling old ??
Stats on all licenses issued in our state, broken down by age & gender :
males........20-50 =44.7%; 50+ = 55.3%; (60+ = 30.4%)
females.....20-50 =46.2%; 50+ = 53.8%; (60+ = 22.7%)
Overall......20-50 =45.0%; 50+ = 55.0%; (60+ = 29.0%)
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. --- Will Rogers ---
Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
What impresses me in the Opie's story is this lady's concern for a fellow gun owner. She warned the Opie hoping to keep him out of trouble.
In the big cosmic scheme of things, it's hardly important that mankind has squandered his... hey, where the hell did my beer go?
My grandmother was the first person to teach me how to shoot... I was about 7 with an old lever action pellet gun. I remember being shocked at seeing a little nickle plated break action revolver (probably a .32) in her purse when I was 12 or 13. I asked her if it was legal and she said, "The only one who will find out if this little old lady has a gun is someone who needs to be shot!". This was in upstate NY, by the way. She didnt believe in licenses to carry... She saw no difference in it or the old 20GA Ithaca she used to put food on the table when times were tough. "Its part of being American", she would say.
She too is now suffering from Alzheimer's... Lady was sharp as a tack (contract attorney) and its tough to see her mind slip. She handed several guns down to me (including that old 20GA), but no idea what happened to the little revolver. I'd love to have it.
I know this has kind of gotten off topic, but women from that era were something special and it seems that we are slowly losing that. Strong, confident, and wouldn't take crap from anybody while breaking their back to keep their family safe and fed.
Heres to granny (who would kill me if I ever called her that)!