Getting the permit to carry a concealed weapon was simple. I filled out a form, had my fingerprints taken for a background check and paid $56.50. No training required. It took far longer to get my dog a license.
And yet it seems law makers of this author’s political persuasion are more eager to prosecute animal cruelty than they are fraud on their NICS application.
It was obvious from the way I handled the gun that I knew nothing about firearms. Tony sold it to me anyway. The whole thing took 7 minutes. As a gratified consumer, I thought, “Well, that was easy.” Then the terrifying reality hit me, “Holy hell, that was EASY.” Too easy. I still knew nothing about firearms.
OK, so maybe Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar was talking about THIS lady when he said that women were too stupid to own guns.
Tony told me a Glock doesn’t have an external safety feature, so when I got home and opened the box and saw the magazine in the gun I freaked. I was too scared to try and eject it as thoughts flooded my mind of me accidentally shooting the gun and a bullet hitting my son in the house or rupturing the gas tank of my car, followed by an earth-shaking explosion. This was the first time my hands shook from the adrenaline surge and the first time I questioned the wisdom of this 30-day experiment.
A bullet blowing up her car? SCIENCE, HOW DOES IT WORK? So she purchases a gun she didn’t bother trying before purchasing and she blames her inauthentic curiosity and lack of education on the law. Terrified people who have no idea how to handle guns are people who cause accidents. Law-abiding gun owners who are educated shouldn’t be held responsible for the willfully ignorant.
Added thought: I wonder had she been denied based on the Salazar stereotype whether or not she would have cried “sexism.”
I needed help. I drove to where a police officer had pulled over another driver. Now, writing this, I realize that rolling up on an on-duty cop with a handgun in tow might not have been fully thought through.
Because heaven forbid she go to a range to learn or sign up for a class, like the vast majority of gun owners and people with more than one brain cell.
I told him I just bought a gun, had no clue how to use it.
Unlike the majority of gun owners.
I asked him to make sure there were no bullets in the magazine or chamber. He took the magazine out and cleared the chamber. He assured me it was empty and showed me how to look. Then he told me how great the gun was and how he had one just like it.
Brilliant. She had no idea if it was even loaded. Her ignorance puts others, including her child, not an inanimate object.
The cop thought I was an idiot and suggested I take a class. But up to that point I’d done nothing wrong, nothing illegal.
Sadly, idiocy of this level isn’t a crime.
In some way, I feel a certain vindication. I was right to protest Starbucks policy. Today, they have a woman with absolutely no firearms training and a Glock on her hip sitting within arm’s reach of small children, her hands shaking and adrenaline surging.
Here she celebrates her stupidity.
This is one of the dumbest articles I’ve ever read but I did so because I was on a plane. Also, I should add, honestly dumb. But the honesty was accidental.
I could go for some Starbuck’s right now.