Sunday, September 18, 2016

Why Do you Carry?

Why do I care a firearm for self defense?

Because bad guys rarely shoot themselves.

Because rapists consider a whistle as foreplay.

Because I can't throw a pit bull at 1200 feet per second.

Because my Acme Dehydrated Boulders are in my other bag.

Because a cop that isn't in my purse is at least 10 minutes away.

Because lightning never hits the bad guy at the opportune time.

Because Steven Seagal isn't here to hide behind (literally and figuratively).

Because the only belt I earned in martial arts is the one that kept my shirt on.

Because throwing a jar of angry bees just pisses off the average armed burglar.

Because a running chainsaw is just hard to get through the aisle at Kwik E Mart late at night.

Because to run away, I need a sports bra that makes me look like I'm expecting an assassination attempt.

Because with a Smith and Wesson, it doesn't matter that I have the upper body strength of Justin Bieber.

Because if you think an underwire bra is uncomfortable, try a couple of Ninja Stars in your shirt pocket.

Because when I say (deadpan) "Stop, or I'll kick your butt" it doesn't sound as scary as when Chuck Norris says it.

Because tying angry Grizzlies to the front, side and rear of my car might stop the average carjacker, but it's a bitch to parallel park.

Because the bad guys have guns, whether they are legal or not. They  have them now, they will have them later, no matter WHAT additional gun laws are enacted making their already illegal guns MORE illegal. They have them, and then some.  As a result, they are much less afraid to use them against me in the places I can't legally carry a firearm for protection

Because as a law abiding citizen, the United States Constitution affirms that right, and my city and state support it.

Because the world is not the one I grew up in.

- Brigid


  1. Maybe you could work on your Chuck Norris voice..... :)


  2. Dear Brigid
    Sadly that last sentence is the root of it all. Education is lacking in the inculcation of morality, responsibility and honor (two faces and the edge of the same coin). All three used to be part of the fabric of society, sadly no longer unless passed on by the parents and we all know the stats on homes without strong role model parents (yes plural). Wife and I raised three, all fly straight and under no circumstances have (or will) taken handouts. We are very proud of that.

  3. I'm imagining the sound of Erma Bombeck yelling "Stop! or I'll Kick you Butt!!" and it ain't too scary sounding here in my imagination.

    Thank You for this Post Ms B
    Rich in NC

  4. > Because the world is not the one I grew up in.

    The population of the US has approximately doubled (and that of the world has tripled) in that time. It explains a heck of a lot about a heck of a lot, including crime.

    Even sticking to naive statistics -- setting aside any changes that may have occurred in the moral character of America, or any socioeconomic desperation resulting from structural changes in the economy -- there is a bare minimum of twice the risk of running into either a criminal or a psychopath.

    Fortunately that risk is still small, but if it happens to you, statistics don't matter -- and rational risk analysis balances both likelihood and severity.

    I wish that human nature had improved in proportion to the population increase, but if wishes were horses we'd never lack for fertilizer...

  5. Amen! Even living where we do now, I still carry.

  6. Hi Brigid,
    Why do i "Carry??" To start with, "Because I can!!" #2 I'm to old to take an "Ass Beating!!" so i'll just pop a cap!!!...I like "Hershel's Dictum!!!!!"
    Audentes, Fortuna, Juvat,
    Fortune Favors the Bold,


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