“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I have to go to town.

I'm not in the mood for the trip but I need some things from the store and have some banking to do. Shouldn't be gone long if all goes as planned.  I will stop by Walmart while I am in there and see what the ammo situation is.


Honestly, ladies. If you don't have a gun, get someone to teach you how to use one and buy one!
There are all kinds of NRA classes for this, many of which use female instructors.  If your husband or boyfriend can't teach you, the NRA can.



30 comments:

  1. It only takes one invasion. You won't get a warning that it is going to happen. If you dial 911, the police will get there in time to document your demise.

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    1. As my brother used to say, "the police just write the report."

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  2. Harry - we try to keep trips to down to a bare minimum. we hate going to town!!! i swear, i break out in hives the day before we have to go. and our town is tiny (maybe 7,000 people?). when we have to go to the city, i am near in tears the whole drive out. i hate going to the city (maybe 35,000 people). ick. oh how i hate it.

    i think it's great that you are recommending to your female leaders to go and take a class and learn to use a weapon. for myself, i am trained in using a weapon as is jambaloney. but, and not to brag, we are also trained in using rocks, pots and cats - bahahahahah! sorry, i couldn't help myself!

    much love to you and yours buddy! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Lots of people are up to speed and have the right mindset. Some people can't have any kind of weapon at all, not even a decent knife, and I feel for them.

      I wasn't up for going to town today and it was worse than I thought it would be. Too many obnoxious people. Tourist season seem to have started early.

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    2. Hi Kymber, good thing you don't have to come to work with me everyday! I catch the train from the southern edge of Sydney which is nice and bushy, into the CBD of the city, if I walk out of my office into the general area I can look staight at the Harbour Bridge one way and the Opera House the other way. I know we are not New York but it can still get pretty crowded, at least my stop is the second one on the line so I get onto an empty train (we are almost as close to Wollongong as we are to the city).

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    3. Sgt - sorry i haven't been available thru email lately but you got one coming. as for Sydney - i was younger when i spent 3 weeks at a conference there. i stayed in the Hilton hotel which overlooked the harbour and the opera house. it was all very beautiful and the people were extremely friendly. however, i have told this to you privately before...i much preferred canberra. sorry buddy. and the idea of going to work with you makes me break out in a rash. like a really bad rash - bahahahahah! much love buddy!

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    4. Canberra, what can I say, Politicians and public servants (a misnomer if ever there was one)!!!! I'm a great travelling companion, I fall asleep as soon as I get on the train and wake up just before my destination, a useful skill to have. Looking forward to an email.

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  3. I went to town today just to get another $1.50 bracket for my downspout pipe. I hope it holds this time around.

    Hope ya had a safe trip.

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    1. I wind up going to town and spending more on diesel fuel than I spend once I get there. It wasn't fun but I got there and back.

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  4. Harry, you are so lucky in this regard, in NSW self protection is not a valid reason for a firearms licence. All of my stuff is locked in a cabinet in accordance with the regulations, I have a tomahawk, bowie knife and 4' long wooden staff for unexpected callers, one must make the best use of available resources. How long is the drive into town?

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    1. Half an hour in, half an hour back if there's no traffic on the little road I have to use. Still makes for a lot of driving and I try not to go in more than once a week, but today I had some things that wouldn't wait.

      Don't you have an Enfield? Seems like remember you do. I'd just keep that out and if I had to take care of business I'd tell the cops I took it out of the safe.

      I have a really strong aversion to getting that close to a predator, but I guess if you had to a tomahawk would do the job. It did for Roger's Rangers.

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    2. Seems like a pitchfork would come in handy in your case, SGT 73. I can imagine it being used on an invader in a hallway or as they walk through a door. As soon as they open a door and before they can react...... bam... you run them through and keep on pushing them back.

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    3. Harry, I have actually thought of that, if I hear of any burglaries close by I might just do that. I like a tomahawk, the one I have is a copy of a Hudsons Bay Co hawk, my thinking is that it would be nice and handy indoors in a tight situation with not much room to move. Mind you I have been watching Vikings and I have a real hankering to get one of their two handed axes, it would be pretty messy though! Being of English ancestry both my Saxon side & Viking side used these axes (as the Normans discovered at Hastings).

      Matt, great suggestion, I have a home made hunting spear up in the back shed that a mate made for me, it is pretty rough but it is SHARP andt it would more than do the job, will bring it down to my study tonight.

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    4. look guys...i know that you are all weapons-afficiondos and the like - but trust me on this one - chuck a cat at an intruder and man is there a scuffle. the intruder almost never makes it out alive. especially if you have several cats on the premises. just my 2 cents canadian - bahahahahah!

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    5. Kymber, We'll just shove you down the hall at said intruder and yell that special name you hate so much and sit back and watch the ensuing spectacle.

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    6. oh bro - i am christian and believe in treating my fellow citizens in a christian manner. sayin that special name and chucking me down the hall at the intruder - well that just ain't christian to the intruder, ya know bro? bahhhahahaha! chucking a cat is much more christian.

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    7. Kymber, I have the ultimate weapon, a cranky Aussie Possum, throw that at an intruder and watch the blood flow, they have inch long claws and if you have ever seen them fighting each other you will know what I mean. Each morning I can go around the house and collect handfulls of fur that they have ripped out of each other, the semi tame one in our garage is collecting an impressive collection of scars.

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  5. While I understand that women might want to learn from other women, if they choose to go to women instructors only classes, especially for basic pistol, they are insulting the many instructors like myself, who took the time to become NRA certified, and teach for free.

    There are many male instructors who want to teach anyone who wants to learn, regardless of gender (and more of us). To insist on Women Only classes is not only insulting, it is discriminatory. We aren't all predators.

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    1. I don't think so. I would imagine that if someone is more comfortable with their own gender for such classes, then that' all it means and it's not a direct insult to male instructors. My NRA magazines frequently mention that more women are learning to shoot and that many of them are doing it with female instructors. If novice women shooters want women only classes, I see nothing wrong with that if they get out and learn to shoot. I don't see any place for political correctness in essential skill training.

      No one is implying that you are predators. What I'm talking about is comfort levels for individuals who are already uneasy because they don't know anything about guns.

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    2. LOL B. If you want Women to go to the Male instructors just post a sign saying the classes are for Men only. Then after the screaming and law suites are over Women will show up to those classes. Once or twice. After the third time they will again start screaming for their own instructors at which point you go back to the first step.

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    3. B - there are still many women in the world who have no trouble taking training from an experienced instructor, regardless of gender. i know where Harry is coming from...i know a lot of women who just feel more comfortable with a female instructor. think of it like a guy who is taking a plumbing or electric course and the teacher is a female...see what i mean? please don't be insulted and please accept my thanks on behalf of all of the women that you have trained. by being a certified NRA instructor and training women how to protect themselves is something to be very proud of. thank you.

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    4. You said it better than I did, Kymber. I actually thought that B was Pioneer Preppy giving me grief , but I see now it was a legitimate comment. I answered it the same way I would have if I'd known that anyway though.

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  6. Why does everything seem to degrade to male vs female nowadays. Besides, it is the lib women who do the screaming for equal everything. They are anti guns so none of this applies to them anyway. I see guys take shooting lessons from gals and visa versa. What's the big deal? Good luck with that spear thing, btw, Sgt 73rd. Having a firearm and learning to shoot it is not enough. You must have the right mind set and know you will be able to blast away at an intruder. Play this scenario over and over in your mind.

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    1. You are exactly right about the right mind set, when the shtf you have at best seconds to make a decision and then you need to follow through no matter what, I hope that I will have what it takes if the time comes.

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    2. Sgt. is Australian, so his options for self defense are limited. But not as limited as in England. I have an English friend who has a story to tell some day when it is less vivid and some time has passed. I have visited England many times, and I like the Anglo-Saxon people (I'm not so found of the zillions of Islamists living there) and the beautiful countryside. But I wouldn't live there.

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  7. Why don't people understand that law enforcement is just that, to enforce laws, not protect people.

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    1. I tell my kids that officer friendly isn't so friendly anymore. I tend to think of law enforcement more in terms of potential trouble than as assistance in any kind of self defense situation.

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  8. Harry, Kymber and everyone else!

    (captaincrunch)

    I had to call the cops out to my place of work on the beach because some drunks were flashing their 'private parts" out to some women on the beach.
    The witnesses came and ask if I could call the cops. I dialed 911 and then waited for the cops to show up. After 45 minutes all four witness's left. One hour and thirty minutes later two cops show up and ask the drunk perverts to leave the beach.

    The cops told me that on the entire island only two were on duty on a Saturday afternoon.

    I was very disgusted to say the least.

    Now I know its every man for himself. The local cops are dirtbags and the police chief is the 'chief dirtbag'
    (I know we got a few good cops down here, but most are 'skating too retirement)

    I'm looking at a "Beach Gun" to take with me when I go surfing or some other non-work related activity on the beach. I'm looking at a Glock 41, 45 auto. I prefer 1911's, but that Glock 41 has got some nifty features. What will miss the most is a thumb and back strap safety.

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    1. It's every man for himself everywhere, CC. The odds of a police officer showing up in time to save anyone's bacon in a violent incident are about nil. What they can do is show up and then arrest you for exercising your right to self defense.

      Where would you put a "beach gun" while you were surfing. Or is that something I don't want to know?

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  9. Hope you had a good trip to town! We're expecting more storms here tonight I believe.

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