Look, guns save lives!

30 Jan

I know that the left wants to ascribe criminality to guns, but they ignore the fact that people use guns to keep themselves safe.


Posted in Guns

  1. Oregonian

    January 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I like reading these interesting, pro-gun experiences that you post but I’m always put off a bit by the tone of the stories. Why do all the gun nuts speak as if they’re a Navy Seal?

    Here are some examples with [my translation]:
    …I then stepped out of the vehicle [got out of my car/truck]
    …draw my revolver from concealment [drew my revolver from my holster/bag/wherever it was]
    …stop the threat [kill the man]
    …in a self-defense situation [attacked]
    …secure a family member against an intruder [protect a family member…]

    I realize the gun nut culture and the military are understandably kindred spirits but I think the NRA and its PR flunkies might win a few more converts to their cause if their backers sounded more like normal people.

    I know you may take offense with the adjective normal here but I mean it sincerely. To those who favor gun control, the “2nd-amendment-is-sacred” crowd don’t sound like normal people. I know the reverse is true too but it’s something the NRA may want to think about from a PR standpoint.

    • Gregor Mendel

      January 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      I think there is indeed a divide, and it is shown in language. But truth is truth…

      And the Navy SEALs I have known (many) don’t talk like that.