Friday, December 3, 2010

Buy a gun

Recently a young woman was shot within a stone's throw of my front door. Enough is enough and the time has come to buy a handgun. Moreover I would be willing to say that a lot of you should do the same. Learn how to use it if you don't have any experience in firearms.


  1. Before you decide to purchase any weapon for home or personal protection you must be willing to deal with the act of shooting someone.

    A gun is not a deterant to all woodbe attackers or criminals. If you point your weapon at someone be darn sure you can actually fire your weapon at a person. Otherwise they just might take it from you.

    In your home NEVER fire at a noise into a dark room or hallway. Only If you live alone and know there is no-one else living in your house should you take decisive defencive action. If you do not live alone make sure your partner knows your about to investigate said noise and you have no other persons living in your house you can then determine if the home has been entered by an intruder. Be sure of your target, then and only if the intruder does not run but challanges you or rushes you be ready to fire then fire your weapon, no warning shots are necessary.

    Take gun safety classes. Know your weapon. Have a professional help fit the correct weapon to you. Small hands NEED a smaller frame gun. Big hands NEED a large frame gun. The people at the gun store will gladely help fit you to the right weapon. Don't forget that a shot gun makes a great home protection weapon, just point it at the doorway and fire if it becomes necessary, the life you save might just be your own. Slugs are for hunting, bird shot might stop an inturder but double 00-buck shot will stop them in their tracks. Its just easier to protect the room your in, the doorway into that room with a weapon and ammo designed for that prpose.

    I do not suggest a CCW for a new gun handler. When the police force put a rookie on the street its with a seasoned officer for obvious reasons. A new gun handler needs practice and more practice. And be ready to fire that weapon IF you have the need to pull it out, otherwise your gun will end up as someones trophy and could be used against YOU.

  2. A couple of years ago, while walking down Long ave I was confronted and threaten by one of the neighborhood thugs, “I’m going to put a cap in your ass” the thought of getting shot on the spot was like a gun flash going off in my head. I made up my mind right there and then I wasn’t going to yield to these menacing tactics. I called the police, related to them had happened and the officers went over to talk to them. The police told them that if it ever happens again I would be filing menacing charges against him. He never bothered me again.

    Ever since that day there have been many scenario’s that I have played out. Was I prepared for a quick draw if these thugs pulled out a gun and started shooting? If the threat was present and my life was in danger, would I be able to pull that trigger to defend my life? I believe if somebody shows the intent and has the means and is pointing a gun at me in a threaten manner I would have no choice but to pull the trigger. It cannot be a fear-factor decision that makes you go out and buy a gun. There’s a big responsibility that comes with being a gun owner. Living where I live it’s a decision I do not regret.

    I have included some links for anyone interested in learning more about a conceal and carry permit.