Monday, November 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

"That’s it, folks. There’s no tinfoil, no paranoia, no fear. It’s just a thing I do."

-Laurel on why she carries


In fact, Laurel's post reminds me of an exchange I had with a fellow UD student regarding the VT shooting. We had some back & forth and she then responded that she would never shoot a gun, not even to save her own life. The bolded portion of her response shows the serious logical disconnect that anti-gun folks seem to have. Violence in self-defense was OK, but violent self-defense with a gun was unimaginable.


Anonymous said...

if i had a nickel for every wannabe tough guy who Monday-morning quarterbacked the Virginia Tech shooting, or every single robbery/hostage situation for that matter, i'd have fuckload of nickels.

most of what you are (and the rest of you gun fetish mooks) is a hilarious daydream about being a hero in a situation like that. oh, to save the front of a girl!! grow the fuck up. you will never get that chance.
maybe try punching someone in the face instead. like your mother for not giving you a book to read when you were little. i mean "young." i'm sure you've always been little. pussy.

Mike W. said...

And if I had a nickel for every moron who made the argument you just made. (if you can really call it an argument.)

It's not "monday morning QB'ing" it's simply acknowledging the cold, hard fact that allowing citizens to be armed is the best way to stop an active shooter.

Maybe had someone been armed @ VT it wouldn't have made any difference. Maybe they would have been too scared to use their firearm. Maybe they would have been shot & killed before they could neutralize the threat. It doesn't matter. What matters is that they'd have a chance, and that they'd have an option rather than be forced to be defenseless victims.

That "hilarious daydream" is only in your own sad, sick mind. I, nor any gun owner I know fantasizes about killing someone or being a "hero." In fact, all true heroes are like that. They don't want nor choose to be heroes, it just turns out that way.

I sincerely hope that I NEVER have to use my firearm in self-defense, much less fire it in self-defense. I have the gun because I want to be prepared in the highly unlikely event that I need to defend myself or loved ones. It's no different than why you likely lock your house each night, wear a seatbelt, or own a fire extinguisher.

Simple. In the highly unlikely event you need those things you not only need them, but you need them immediately and they might just save your life.

Alas, I am responding to someone who cannot make a salient point without throwing personal attacks and namecalling my way. Whomever you are (most likely some DL Liberal bum) I feel bad for you. It must suck being ruled by fear and emotion, and it must be frustrating to be so intellectually deficient.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you really do get the best cowardly, anonymous trolls, Mike.

However, ignoring its childish rantings and hoplophibic spewings, I can only add an aolv("Me too!"); to Laurel's writings. Thanks for pointing her out to me, Mike - that post is one of many good reads there.

NotClauswitz said...

If she wouldn't use force to save her own life, it means she wouldn't use it to save anybody else's - so don't hang around *her* if things get out of shape, she'll run to the guy with the chainsaw and apron.
In Singapore some taxi's drive their own results by projection, and I bet I know where he hides the nickles.

Mike W. said...

Not to mention what does it say about how one views their own life that they wouldn't use violence to defend it?

I wouldn't want to live like that.

It's also one of those things that just bugs me, because that same woman will gladly call someone else and have him risk his life to impart violence on her behalf.

Anonymous said...

you fucking moron. someone WAS armed at the Virginia Tech shooting. guess who? get your head out of your ass.

Mike W. said...

Linoge - You haven't been reading Laurel till now?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I know, take away my gunny credentials. Now I am, though ;).

BobG said...

Damn, you must be running some sort of an asshole lure here, Mike. You seem to get a few of the gutless hoplophobe trolls who talk out of their asses a lot without knowing what they're talking about.

Mike W. said...

Bob - Yup, I don't know where they're coming from, but if I had to guess I'd say they're from a certain liberal blog around these parts.

Actually, I'd be amazed if it's not Don Viti doing what he does. I.E. making himself look like a cowardly, bigoted, ignorant fool.