According to my WordPress dashboard, this is the 1000th post here at Ratlands since I moved to WordPress, so, I wanted it to be something memorable.
Here is a post by LawDog that reminds those who need reminding that Gun Free ≠ Violence Free. Go read the post. Watch the video.
When folks tell me I don’t need a gun or ask why I think I need one, I have traditionally responded with the old saying, “When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.” Did you watch the video? In this case, the cops were only seconds away. As Law Dog says, imagine what would have happened if this had occurred outside the courthouse or down the street.
If you haven’t, read the post. Law Dog is always worth the read. However, for the first quote of the day, I give you Dave H. from the comments on the post:
I very much appreciate the professionals who put on a uniform to keep chaos at bay, but I figure as a citizen it’s my job to keep chaos busy until they get there.
I don’t “need” my AR any more than Rosa Parks “needed” to sit in the front of that bus.
The post at Ace of Spades is also worth a read.