Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Now that is well said.

First saw this via Facebook, then noticed that Claire blogged it too.  (I suspect I'll see more.)

Every day I get up and put on a gun. It’s part of my daily routine. No different from making coffee or feeding the dogs before I leave for work.

There is so much misinformation about who that makes me. I’m a “gun nut.” I’m one of “those right-wing Second Amendment people.” I’m the scourge of the earth to some.

Funny how that works.

They don’t even know me but they are worried that I’m what’s wrong with this country, this state and this city I call home. I walk among them and they don’t even know it.

Usually at this point, such an article starts to go downhill;  this one doesn't.  Please do RTWT.  It's good enough that I want it bookmarked here:  there's just a whole lot of "damn right!" in these words. 

Were I tasked to find a nit to pick, I'd say it's too bad he's a "reserve police officer", which of course a certain type of crusading ninny will take as a validation of the "cops have magical training" mythology;  I think he would have come across much more powerfully as a complete everyman.  But what he says here is above that, and even I will admit that if society continues to insist (for us all) that we must have "reserve police officers", I'd sure welcome this attitude as a nearly incomprehensible improvement over what has grown to become "normal" among the enforcement class.

A good resource that I intend to share.

1 comment:

MamaLiberty said...

I wrote on much the same theme some time ago. http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?page_id=848

And I'm an old lady with zero connection to cops ever. :)

I think there are a lot of such folks... most of whom just never say much about it.