Women are NOT well Represented by the Gun Control Crowd
It was a normal day on a farm in 1910. Grampaw was plowing the field. Grammaw was tending to the livestock around the house. That meant she was in charge of the chickens. Chickens were pretty important to a farm family at that time. They provided eggs. They provided fresh meat in a time when meat was not preserved through freezing or refrigeration. A little known fact is that the chickens were also a traditional approach to the bug exterminator. Chickens eat bugs. I don’t like to think about the fact that chickens who provide eggs and chicken nuggets may have a diet that partially consists of bugs, but that is the truth. So, in southern climates chickens took care of the horror of ticks in the yard. (I am serious. Ticks in the south are NOT a laughing matter.) Anyway, on this day the chickens were in danger. First a pesky chicken hawk zeroed in on Grammaw’s best layer. Grammaw promptly blew its head off with her twelve gauge shotgun. Grammaw was a crack shot. Then no sooner had she got back to churning butter than she heard yet another ruckus in the chicken house. A murderous chicken snake was attacking a nest of eggs that were nearly ready to hatch. Once again Grammaw came to the rescue. She used a rake to get the snake out of the nest and then promptly blew the snakes head off with her shotgun. Grammaw had a handgun, but she saved that for critters that she planned to eat. A bullet to the head did not mess up the meat like a shotgun. And that was just how Grammaw lived. She fought varmints like her life and the life of her family depended on it.
Now, Grampaw was as chivalrous as they come. If he had been home he would have personally shot the chicken hawk and the snake. Or Grammaw could have run to the field and got Grampaw to run back to the house to take care of the chicken hawk and the snake. Of course if she had done that Grampaw would have come a running – but he would have obviously been too late to be of any use. He could have taken note of what happened and given Grammaw sympathy and emotional support, but he couldn’t have changed what happened. Grammaw had to be self sufficient in this matter. Way to go Grammaw!
Grammaw number two who lived down the valley about one mile was not happy with Grammaw’s ability to handle guns. She felt that it was unfair to other women who might not want to have guns in the house. She felt sorry for the chicken hawks and chicken snakes. She set out to get the sheriff to restrict Grammaw number one’s right to even have a gun. ‘Just call the sheriff when those wild varmints come around. He will take care of them for you. And the entire neighborhood will be a safer place without women running around shooting any chicken hawk or snake that attacks their chickens. Silly chickens have a very limited life anyway. What difference does it make if the chicken provides a meal for a family or for a snake?’
Grammaw number one’s family always had eggs for breakfast. They had a chicken for Sunday dinner every Sunday after church. Grammaw number two’s family often went hungry. Grammaw number two found this very unfair. So she petitioned the government to legislate that Grammaw number one would have half her chickens and eggs confiscated and given to the less fortunate in the neighborhood. After all, Grammaw number two should not have to suffer because she loved animals and stood up for their right to eat chicken whenever they wanted to.
Do you find this story ridiculous? I know I do. Unfortunately, if you change a few words and move forward in time until the current year you would find silly women who don’t care to manage their own lives objecting to others who do manage their lives. They find it offensive that since they choose to remain ignorant regarding the use of guns that everyone else should have to go along with their ignorant ideas. They aren’t really afraid of law abiding citizens so that is who they target in their ‘get rid of guns’ campaign. They expect someone else to defend them from all problems. A policeman will appear out of thin air to take care of the present day ‘chicken hawks’. The government will provide a check for their every day needs and some luxuries as well.
Fortunately for civilization there are many women who realize that the government and law enforcement, no matter how well intentioned and efficient, cannot provide immediate protection when needed or proper food and shelter.
Personally I am sick of ignorant women’s groups getting all sorts of media attention. (The exception being Mother’s Against Drunk Driving.) The truth is that women need guns. We carry for self protection. We carry to protect family members. We carry because we simply feel safer with a gun. Women have feelings – right? It is ok for women who carry handguns to have feelings even if they aren’t the same as the feminist crowd isn’t it?
Thinking women also understand that guns in the hands of law abiding citizens make the world a safer place in general. A disarmed population is obviously going to be much more easily controlled by both the government and armed terrorists. How many people around the world who have been slaughtered by ISIS would have been able to defend themselves and their families if they and their neighbors had been armed? Since Ronald Reagan is no longer president ISIS is not WAS-WAS. People still need to be able to protect themselves.
And regardless of self-defense, just exactly who are a bunch if silly women to tell normal people that they shouldn’t have guns? I would be happy to tell them that they really aren’t even competent to have a blow dryer. Electrical gadgets of any kind may be too much for them. I don’t actually think that, but I could pick out any number of items that could be used to harm people and get on my high horse trying to have them banned. Have you ever cut yourself peeling potatoes? Should anyone be allowed to have a knife then? Has anyone ever been stabbed with a knife?
Have people you know been harmed or murdered by drunk drivers? Should we ban cars for everyone? The absolute idiocy of taking guns from average people is not even on the chart for its level of absurdity.
Right now the food police want to ban our right to cheesecake. There is no level of control that is beyond the ideology of the control freaks. A good place to take a stand against these puppets is gun control. Look ladies – I am for bladder control. Beyond that, get your nose out of my business.
It appears that women who carry are not receiving equal representation from the press. Women who don’t want anyone to carry get all the media coverage. So ladies, if you like your guns tell the world. If you want to keep your guns tell the world. If you respect the constitution and its guarantee of our right to guns tell the world. The constitution is not just for men. Women have as much right to speak out as men do. Women have as much right to speak out against gun control as women do. Women have as much right as anyone on anything guaranteed by the constitution. Conservative women have as much right to speak out and demand equality as liberals. To all my conservative gun-toting counterparts – use your vocal chords and roar. Gun control is not going to happen.
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