15 June 17

“I used to have six theories on child-raising, but no children. Today, I have six children, and no theories!”


Theory vs Practice:

During yesterday’s shooting incident in VA, a man walking his dog at a park near the baseball field told Fox News he heard uniformed police yelling at the perpetrator to “… put the gun down”

Immediately afterward, someone in the dugout, who was openly exposed to the perpetrator’s gunfire, screamed back:

“Just shoot him!”

Interesting the way theoretical police work, nonchalantly discussed by lawyers, politicians, and journalists (none of whom have ever worn a uniform, nor faced death directly, nor fired a shot in anger), instantly gives way to “pragmatic police work,” when it is THEIR LIVES that are about to end abruptly!

They apparently think THEIR LIVES are important!

In fact, our lives are important too, but many of them don’t see it that way, except during these rare “moments of clarity!”

Representative Chris Collins (R-NY) said after yesterday’s shooting incident that he would start carrying a gun with him whenever he is in public. “It’s going to be in my pocket from this day forward,” he declared.

I suspect the gun to which he referred is intended for his personal protection. That is, it’s there primarily to protect his life.

Many of us made that personal decision with regard to our lives long ago, but didn’t announce it to the media.

We think our lives are pretty important too!

At taxpayer expense, many politicians enjoy armed protection twenty-four hours a day. Because I own guns, I have continuous armed protection too (at my own expense)!

So, when VA’s Democrat governor piously tells me, “There are too many guns on the street,” I can only wonder how many guns are “too many.”

He obviously wants to eliminate mine, and keep his.

Thus, he is protected, and we’re defenseless. Lacking any recent “moments of clarity,” he is apparently okay with that. Having had more than one “moment of clarity,” that is not okay with me!

“Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars.”

Gwendolyn Brooks