Lock N Load

pailin-gun-toterGuns – Guns – Guns

The mainstream press is alive with the subject of guns.  Guns and their owners are at the forefront of most of the news media in this country and I suppose in Europe too.

In a way I think it is kind of ironic, you see I would be willing to lay you eight to five, that hammers, pick-axes, and other hand held blunt instruments, injure, maim and kill more people in this country on a yearly basis than do guns.

I know some of you own guns, but this is something to think about … rational thinking seldom applies on a hot button subject like this.  Recently in Mississippi they took a bus load of kids to the police station for throwing smores at each other, and then charged them with assault.

Handcuffed a kid to a railing for not wearing a belt to school and believe it or not, suspended a kindergartner for “just talking about a TOY gun.”

Overkill, pure and simple. When will the “sane people” come onboard and register in with some pure rational thinking on this matter?  Public opinion seems at best a little bit off and media attention is at the point of just give them up, the world will be a better place.

And “if frogs had wings … well you know the rest.”

Even my wife, has breached the subject and was wanting a gun (not a good idea) and now is dead set on a stun gun or a taser.  Which I find lacking, first it allows the predator in close and I don’t like that at all.  Then there is the somewhat remote outside chance I could really irritate her … but we won’t go there, as I am determined that this is going to be a “serious piece.”

If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you. Wasp Spray, available just about anywhere, added bonus, no permit required, open carry if you wish.  Did you know this? I didn’t.  I never really thought of it before. I guess I can get rid of the Louisville Slugger (baseball bat).

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Give some serious consideration to … Wasp Spray

We heard of a lady who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.  Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School. For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.

Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. “That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.  Please share this with all the people who are precious to your life.

Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse! It will!  Good to know, huh?  If someone comes at you and you fear for your safety let them have it right in the face.  They can work it out with the cops at the hospital later.

Now here is the other shoe hitting the floor.  If you own a gun, put two or three rounds in ‘em, stick a hammer in their hand, and then call 911.  Like Dr. Phil sez … That works for me.

Have a good weekend, you worked hard for it, enjoy.

OOO

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Rainy Day Blues

Lot of rain this week, one location received a copious biblical amount of moisture, seven inches of it in six hours, do the math, that is one soggy bottom.  Rainy days have a profound tendency to pull me down and I yearn for sunshine.  With the rain comes lightning and thunder, no internet as the cable service is down.

So I may or may not get this posted, as this is Oklahoma, and when it rains in Oklahoma, the entire world shuts down.  Please do not ask me why, because I have no earthly idea why this state simply cannot function when it rains.  Come to think about it, “it don’t do all that good in the sunshine either.”

Being shut down and locked in doesn’t fair well with me.

As I have mentioned before, I am addicted, hopelessly addicted.  I am dependent on the Internet, I need it, this is the place where I come to vent.  I used to have “Letters to the Editor” in the Daily Disappointment, but I cannot force myself to even purchase a copy of it now, even at the bargain basement price of .50 cents per copy.  Once voted “the absolute worst newspaper in the entire United States” I cannot even to this day force myself to call it by its rightful name, it is that bad.  So I am shut in today, my only avenue of solace is the CMT channel and music videos, this laptop, and a healthy disdain for my station in life, such as it might be.

Thankfully I still have cable.

My electronic salvation is still alive and kicking.  I can keep abreast of what is going on with this Miss California issue where she recently came out of the straight closet and said publicly, “Marriage is for a man and a woman.” And now is being attacked by the gay community and every cheap television critic who happened to make a dime at defending gay rights in this country.

When did it become fashionable to attack people for having an opinion that is contrary to yours?  Personally what I see is basically “tasteless commentary in nature” but not to the point of being persecuted as a lot of folks are saying.  Let’s see, they can fix my hair backstage, but they cannot marry.  I got it.

Even Brother Al Gore is being roasted over the spit of public opinion, rumored to be making a profit for trying to save the planet.  Isn’t anything sacred anymore, meanwhile the water boarders and the masochistic elected amongst us, sit back and bask in the sunshine of their well endowed government pensions.  Unfortunately the questions remain.  Why do we even bother debating whether torture is right or wrong, when the apparent answer is clear.

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The fat cats in the nice suits, continue to gorge themselves at the public’s expense at the federal trough, loyal workers are led to the front gate and let go.  Our children go to bed hungry at night and our elderly dine on dog food because they cannot afford their prescriptions AND food.  And all the while, we worry about Miss California.

It seems to me we are kicking the wrong dogs here.

OOO

Cartoon courtesy of Center for American Progress Online.