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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:50 PM

74. Another survivor of gun nut father

Wow, read this post and started shaking because it bought back on the fear I had growing up in my family. Lived in the city; father had plenty of guns, rifles and ammo. I remember when he was drunk he'd go into the alley whenever he would hear anyone and approach people and try to put his gun in their mouth and say what are you doing in my alley (it wasn't ours). Talk to my brother, who had to jump out of a second floor window many times because my father thought it was funny for him and my uncle to wake him up by putting a gun to his head. In my senior year, my father didn't want me to see my now husband and roamed Woodland Avenue w/a rifle. Talk about fear. Also in my senior year, I was given permission to have an 18 birthday party and my dad was drunk by 1pm. He got mad at my mother and me for having the party and put the gun to his head saying he was going to kill himself - my mother lunged at him and the gun went off with the bullet going through the wall through the coffee pot, smashing out the dining room window - hours before 15 of my friends were to arrive.

Fortunately my father is dead because if he were alive today, he'd be targeting people with his gun and then say he was "Standing his Ground" He'd always say that if he knew he was going to die, he was going to take alot of other people out with him. My father was a lunatic and should have never had all the guns he did.

The family would get into a habit that when he was real drunk we'd remove the ammo and hide it in a separate place. Even that was hard because my dad would threaten to kill you unless you found and put the ammo back in his guns.

True story; this is America.

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