Sunday, July 17, 2011

Why I Hate Guns

I could take a serious approach to this post but that's been done a thousand times.

I could 'be real' in this post and write about the time I watched my neighbor shoot his wife 5 times and watched her fall dead in the driveway..... as their 2 little boys rode their bikes down the street.  But that is too painful and too true.

I could site many statistics and prove that most guns are used to shoot the ones we love the most.  But that gets too serious too.

So, I'm going for comic relief.  My husband read this story to me this morning and we laughed until we almost fell out of our kitchen table chairs.  Not that it is funny.  It isn't.  It's dreadful.  But forget, for a moment, that it is real and read it like Jay Leno is telling it. It's okay to laugh.

"Woman Aiming At Puppy Kills Husband"
Sited directly from AJC, July 17, 2011

Police in Mississippi said a woman opened fire on a puppy that had threatened children, but...wound up shooting and killing her husband.  Witnesses told police that their pit bull puppy named
 (get ready for this),
"Cocaine",
had lunged at some children.  When the husband came to pick the dog up, police said, Betty, his wife, fired twice, hitting her husband once in the chest.  "Oops!  My bad.", says Betty.  Police spokeswoman  said the death appeared to have been accidental.

I was just wondering about naming that sweet little puppy "Cocaine".  Of all the dog names we've considered in the past, we just never thought of that one.  And, oh yeah, whenever I've taken our little puppy for a walk around children, it just never has occurred to me to pack a gun.

And I'm just envisioning how much easier it would have been to pull on a leash, than to fish around in your pocket for a gun, then aim at a moving target, with children playing nearby.  Hmmmm.  Leash?  I sorta doubt it.  Maybe a novel approach when walking a temperamental dog that you love, is to have a leash with you instead of a gun!

18 comments:

  1. I totally agree! I find it rather unnerving to see someone packing "heat" on their hip as they stroll the aisles of my local Walmart, loading their shopping cart with baby formula & diapers!

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  2. Bah!! Might re-activate my AJC after this one!
    Glad to have found you ~

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  3. New Blog Follower from Lets Get Social Blog Hop!

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  4. Wow! I read this thinking it sounded like something that would happen in my small town. Then I noticed you are also in GA! Check out my post from yesterday about the Midway, GA police shutting down the little girl's lemonade stand. Guess it could happen anywhere though. I would love for you to stop by http://aboutamom.com to say hi & return follow. I an stopping by and following you (GFC & Twitter) from the Sunday Hop! :)

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  5. I saw this on the yahoo news on the internet yesterday. I like the way the police said the death 'appeared' to be accidental!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks y'all! I'm embarrassed this happened in the South (Mississippi) but these days it could have happened anywhere. There are some kooks walking around out there.

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  7. WOW! We have some nut jobs over here in England, but living with guns on a daily basis must be terrible!
    I can't imagine what it must be like.

    New follower!

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  8. She said, "My bad". I mean, you have to laugh at that, right?

    You actually witnessed a shooting. That's terrible!

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  9. Alice and Michelle....Now you see why I am so against guns. Not only did I witness a shooting, I witnessed a death. Pointless. Thx for visiting.

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  10. Wow! What a story! Love your blog. I am not sure how I won cluster maps this week but I tweeted twice and posted on Facebook- they seemed to like the fact that I posted on Facebook.

    Good luck!
    Come back and visit anytime!
    Louise

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  11. Thanks Louise! Maybe next week will be my week! :)

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  12. I'm against guns too. Glad that they are illegal (even BB guns) in our country.

    Have a nice day!

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  13. That is terrible, what kind of people shot at dogs where children are around; I am sure there is a better way to deal with that.

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  14. Guns should be outlawed. It's no longer the old west. There should be no second thoughts about it. What reasons could possibly justify?

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  15. I respect your opinion on gun ownership, but I can't disagree more. No one wants to see a recurrence of those awful cases you cite in your post, but responsible gun owners don't want anyone to be near a gun without training.

    That said, I don't think I'd need a gun to deal with a puppy... I reserve my weapons for two-legged thugs.

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  16. First of all, I can't believe you witnessed someone being shot to death. That is beyond horrible.

    Secondly, did she REALLY say "my bad"?!!

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  17. Thx Cube. I know many people agree with you. Two sides to every coin. I'm just not one of them but I appreciate your comment very much. Saretta, I must admit, "my bad" is fiction. The rest is verbatim though. Witnessing a real shooting across the street in my neighborhood when my own children were outside playing WAS almost beyond belief. Maybe I'll write about that one day. I believe he is out of prison and remarried now...

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