A blogspot blog popped up the other day entitled Soulless Letters, and it contained a pretty anti-gunrights post that was commented on by several members of the Triangle of Death, me being one. As a matter of fact, here's my comment in its entirety, since I saved it just in case:
Just for grins-n-giggles, I thought I'd check to see if A) there was anything new, and B) if my comment still existed.
However, do you really need your gun in the grocery store or your local Wal-Mart? Really, do you?
Ask that question to Joyce Cordova, a Wal-Mart employee in
. Her ex-husband, Felix Vigil, violated his restraining order and attacked her where he knew she would have to be - in the deli department where she worked. He stabbed her multiple times and most likely would have killed her had not 72 year-old Due Moore, a licensed CCW holder, not drawn his handgun and shot Mr. Vigil, stopping the threat. Albuquerque
I would invite you to ask Megan Leann Holden, a Wal-Mart employee who was abducted from the parking lot as she left work, but she's dead. Her killer, Johnny Lee Williams, later attempted to rob an RV park, but the attendant there was armed, and Mr. Williams ended up going to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
There has to be a better solution than guns.
Call me crazy, but I just don’t want to have to think about my fellow hikers carrying guns.
If you're not already thinking about it, then you're living in a fantasy world. Criminals are already there. Concealed-carry permit holders just want the ability to protect themselves from them.
What gets me is that if you allow people to carry weapons into our national treasures, what is to stop the bad guy from doing the same;
As others have noted, this one line makes me think this entire piece might be satire.
Unfortunately, the anti-gun forces are so out-there that a reasonable person can no longer tell the difference between the ones who are serious and satire.
Concealed carry is not a mistake. In every one of the thirty-nine states in which "shall-issue" concealed carry or permitless concealed carry is the law, the worst thing you can say about it is that it might not have been responsible for the decline in violent crime rates there.
CCW permit holders aren't fearful, we're aware that the primary responsibility for our protection is ours. The police are wonderful, but when seconds count the police are only minutes away.
It's people disconnected from that reality - like you - who we just don't understand. But that's OK. Feel free to enjoy your heightened safety knowing that a good citizen with a firearm might be the one to come to your rescue - like Due Moore did for Joyce Cordova.
Not only is my comment gone, the entire blog is down the memory hole: