Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Light a Candle Day Shot

I think the idea here goes back to Weer'd World, although I think I first saw the idea on Tango Juliet

So why the heart shaped candle, and chocolates?  The stereotype is that women like chocolate.  The heart shaped candle, just a nice, cozy added touch.  What's more comforting than relaxing at home on a cold night, under a blanket, with a couple of pounds of steel, brass and lead within reach if you need it?  As much as we may dislike the idea, it is simply fact that smaller women are much more likely to be attacked than big men.  They need the self-defense tools even more than men do.  Everyone is talking about the way-too-young widow in Oklahoma who defended her child and her own life with a shotgun against two evil-incarnate men: a perfect example. 

Borepatch has the quote  that goes here:
One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that "violence begets violence." I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure—and in some cases I have—that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy. - Col. Jeff Cooper

The Bradys and the CSGV want to portray guns as horrible implements; I want to personalize and warm them up a bit. 


  1. My wife complains that the barrel of my Shiloh Sharps is too cold on her feet when she comes to bed. Plus, she claims she was horribly disappointed when she felt the barrel and then realized it wasn't me. Something about how the octagon shape gave it away. I think she said" shape". Or maybe it was "size" ;-)

    Women need to be "heeled" much more than men, but they need help with the mindset first, or it is of no avail. If they find it too inconvenient or too "macho" to carry, they won't have it when they need it. We men need to carry so that we are able to respond when it comes time to protect _any_ women and children when harm's way arrives in our presence. If he and she are both armed, and train together, so much the better.

    I got into trouble on a list I belonged to when one of the members wanted to start a discussion on whether or not a person should become involved when a shooting like the Tucson/Giffords shooting occurred. I asked him how he could even consider not becoming involved when women and children are being targeted by _anyone_. He and some of the others took offense because I stated that anyone who carries would have a responsibility in such a case to do their best to put the mad dog down, and that to think otherwise made you morally suspect. Guess I was hanging out in the wrong group. I suppose I should have told them how I _really_ felt ;-)