I'm a woman who lives alone and I don't sit on my porch wondering who I'm going to shoot next [View all]
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I am a 58 year old woman who lives alone in a rural area. I take my daily walk along the road, then through a cemetery, alone. Sometimes people approach me to ask directions. One day, a truck pulled up next to me in the cemetery. I don't carry a gun. I don't panic. I don't feel as though I need to "stand my ground". And, as I posted to a commenter below, if I did choose to live in fear and paranoia, I would have an actual reason. A FedEx driver murdered my neighbor, then set her house on fire:
What the actual hell is with these fragile white men who are so "scared" that they need to shoot through the door at a teenage boy? The kid rings your bell; you don't know him. Stay inside, behind your locked door, until he goes away!
A car is LEAVING your driveway. No one got out. The homeowner finds it necessary to come outside and shoot? Again, stay the hell inside your house, behind locked doors. Call the cops if you're so scared.
My uncle has always been sort of fringy. In the last few years he has totally gone down the rabbit hole. He steeps himself in right-wing and conspiracy radio shows. He has coffee at a diner that has a sign at the entrance welcoming concealed carry customers. He parrots everything our right wing sheriff says and propones. He lives alone, so when I make soup, I leave some on his porch. I noticed a new "We don't call 911" sign with a picture of a gun. Seriously????? No one is coming for him. Good God. To my knowledge, he has never had anything to do with guns. I don't think he really owns one. The last time I was there, he had rigged the porch door in such a way that I cannot even get in anymore. Fear and paranoia. Holy crap.