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Berniefeh Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:53 AM
I agree - the pattern won't open up enough to worry about. Sometime you should shoot a pattern board at the range and see for yourself for future comfort.
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Berniefeh Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:57 PM
See my previous post for first part of story. I worked my way along the building, keeping a pillar between me and the car. Finally I was able to see that it was some drunk getting bottled water out of his car and he had tripped the alarm by accident - twice. I couldn't believe my level of control and observation. Afterward, I simply put the gun on safety and went back to bed. Had no trouble getting to sleep. The reason I took the action I did was that I had a vehicle broken into not long before in an nearby motel parking lot. I have a concealed carry permit and have done a fair amount of reading and training so I felt I was prepared for the incident. My wife sleeps better at night when we travel because there is always a gun with us
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Berniefeh Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:50 PM
That's the reason there is a Ruger SR9c with a 17 round clip filled with Hornady Critical Defense ammo on the night stand next to my side of the bed. I know that at the range in this situation, I could have taken both their heads off without blinking an eye and I wouldn't have hesitated. About 2 AM on January 2, a car alarm went off outside my room at a motel. I looked out between the curtains and could see nothing. I opened the door leaving the safety lock on. I could see toward the direction of the alarm and see no one. I stepped outside carefully looking both ways. As Humberto experienced, my level of heightened awareness was amazing and I felt no panic - full control of the situation. See next post.
If you have moments like that, Auntie, you shouldn't have a gun. I have been shooting for 64 years, since I was six years old and received instructions from my grandfather. I have never even considered shooting anyone until this week when I interrupted someone trying to break into my car. When he saw my gun (legal concealed carry), he took off running. I found it very interesting that, because of my reading, training and mental review of those kind of situations, I was very calm and had the situation fully under control. Not all of us snap or lose touch with our moral code.
Two of the most famous shootings in the country are the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan and the assassination of Robert Kennedy. Both of those were done with .22 revolvers - a style of gun not even being considered by the anti-gunners. In addition, Gabby Giffords was shot with a hand gun. As a secret service agent said after the Reagan shooting, we can protect against ordinarily people but not against the crazies that are willing to die to kill someone. Notice that many of these recent mass shootings ended with the shooter killing himself or getting the cops to shoot him (suicide by cop is what it's called).
Feinstein proposes requiring people to register their tactical weapons. That will just make criminals out of law abiding citizens. Out here in the "flyover country", I guarantee that we will not give up our weapons nor register them. There will be a war first. Also, she will require the gun be forfeited when the present owner dies. Have you heard of a Constitution, Diane? How hypocritical from a person who used to carry a concealed weapon? She proposes to ban certain types of rifles. The FBI statistics shows that there are more than 10 times as many non-firearm murders as there are rifle murders every year, about half of them are knives. Do we ban kitchen knives next like has been proposed in England?
I live out in the country more than 20 minutes from any law enforcement and over a mile from any neighbors. I am truly on my own for self-defense and protecting my family. The few times we have had any problems in the community, it has been with 3-5 young men driving around stealing and vandalizing. A three round hunting rifle isn't going to be enough if they decide to come in the house like what happened in IN COLD BLOOD. Right now, I keep a 17 round 9mm on the night stand next to my bed at night and high on a shelf during the day (so the grandkids can't get it if they come over). Who is Bloomberg and Feinstein to tell me what I need to protect myself. They have armed guards. I only have "armed" me.
Diane Feinstein use to carry a concealed weapon. Now she has armed security guards where she works but wants to greatly eliminate my ability to protect myself and my family where I live and work - on my farm. After she decides what kind of gun I should have, will she and Biden decide what kind of tractor and combine I need to farm with? That gun is just a tool like any other machine I own. I should be able to decide what I need not some liberals who sit snugly behind armed guards.
I live at least 20 minutes from the nearest law enforcement and more than a mile from any neighbors. In our area, house break-ins involve up to 5 young hoodlums. What kind of mayhem could they do in 20 minutes to my wife and me? I have a lot better chance of surviving a break-in if I have a semi-automatic with a high capacity magazine. Just think of what happened to that farm family in the real-life killing on which IN COLD BLOOD was based. When I go to be at night, all the doors are locked and there is a 9mm with a 17 round mag and a spare 17 round clip by my bed and so is my cell phone in case the bad guys would cut my land line. Am I paranoid? NO. Just like a Boy Scout - I am prepared.
It is possible to have a proper balance between teacher's associations (not unions) and the school administration. We have it here in Nebraska. My wife was the president and chief negotiator for the local association for a few years. They have a contract which is fair to both sides and have not had a "strike" or "dispute" for over 5 decades. Incidentally, both she and I are conservative voters. Incidentally, these associations got started in the 30's when married teachers were being let go because they had a working spouse at home and one paycheck so a single teacher was kept instead. Hiring and firing was not being done on a merit basis.
How true. Last week, my cousin's husband killed himself because he couldn't find work for the last seven months. He was a truck driver. His employer cut back because of decreased business and higher fuel prices.
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