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Re: “A modest proposal

Late one night my wife and I were leaving our Houston apartment. My wife was driving me to the 24 Walgreens to get some meds because I was sick. As she pulled out of the parking space she almost hit a drunk man driving through the parking lot at a high rate of speed. As she stopped the car to catch her breath the drunk individual exited his truck and started yelling and slapping the driver’s side window. She could not drive away because she was blocked in by the drunk’s truck. Unfortunately for the drunk our car was packed for our move back to Fort Smith. When he tried to open my wife’s door I grabbed a large kitchen knife exited the passenger side and confronted the drunk. He was (stupidly) undeterred by the knife (stating to the effect that I did not have the will to stab him). When he attacked me I put the sharp end of that kitchen knife in his glenohumeral joint. Now I don’t condone stabbing folks but I was relieved that he got the point and left. In my jacked up feverish sickly condition I doubt I could have fought off this crazy drunk.
My point: If all a person has is a rusty kitchen knife and they feel the need to carry it for defense (for instance a woman in fear of a crazy stalker) then I am ok with it. We have an inalienable right to self-defense and the right to use lethal force in defense of our person and family. It seems to me this article is irrational fear disguised as a failed attempt at humor.
I am not a big fan of open carry without a training component. The real solution is to lower the overall cost to obtain a concealed carry license (which prohibits the poor from obtaining a CCL and limiting their overall ability to defend themselves). Lowering the cost would weed out most of those that want open carry.

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Posted by splashoversplashout on 06/16/2015 at 11:44 AM

 

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