Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another Thought On Guns

There's a time and a place for guns, or so my thinking goes. Great for hunting, or for shooting at a range. I'm not so big on folks carrying weapons in public places.

Is the following story true - or is it just a joke? Doesn't matter - it helps me make my point.

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her voice, "I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!"

The four men didn't wait for a second invitation. They got out and ran like mad.
The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver's seat.

She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then it dawned on her why...For the same reason she did not understand why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12 packs in the front seat...

A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down.

She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair and carrying a large handgun.

No charges were filed.
So, the reasoning goes, if those guys in the car were all carrying, they could have pulled their own weapons and blown the old lady away. How many bad mistakes will be made if a significant portion of the nation is armed? Sort of reminds me of the old west - and the sheriffs who required the gunslingers to leave their guns at the edge of town so that their was peace inside the town limits.

Oh well, just some thoughts that ran through my mind after I saw the joke posted on another web site.