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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:34 PM

Here is when I bought my first gun [View all]

Some years ago, we lived in a nice middle class neighborhood in Louisville, KY. My wife had occasionally left her keys in the front door (hands full with grocery bags, etc.), and so I would check every night after the news, when we were getting ready to go to bed, to make sure she hadn't left her keys in the door.

One night, I started to open the door to check for the keys, and as soon as I started to open the door, someone was pushing against it. I threw my shoulder into the door and, after what seemed like an eternity of wrestiling against someone pushing against me, managed to get it closed and locked. We called the police immediately. They showed up 30 minutes later. I sat up all night with a steel microphone stand, as it was the only thing I had that remotely resembled a weapon. My wife and children went on to bed.

The next morning, when I went out to work, I found this message scrawled in the dust on the back windshield of my 1983 Chevy Blazer: "I'm going to f**k your girl." I remember it like it was yesterday. I will NEVER forget that.

I went to a local gun dealer that same day and passed the background check. Two days later I had legally purchased a .357 Smith & Wesson K-frame revolver. My wife and I went to a local shooting range and learned how to handle it. She was already pretty good with a firearm. I had to learn. But learn I did.

There have been two other incidents since then, when someone tried to get in our door in the middle of the night. I sat up with the .357 aimed right at the door, waiting for the police to show up. If you think I'm depending on the police to protect my family, you are mistaken.

If someone tries to break into my home in the middle of the night, it's safe for me to assume he/she is not there for a social call. If it's him or me/my family? It's going to be HIM. Could I shoot another human being? Under those circumstances, you bet your ass I could. And sleep like a baby afterwards.

You gun-grabbers need to consider that.

Bake

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