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Amarillo By Morning (Smith and Wesson on My Mind)

Marine's Dad Wrote: May 28, 2012 8:06 AM
That reminds me of the time a friend of mine was showing his new Taurus PT145 to two co-workers. One was a liberal and the other had a working brain. After my friend unloaded it and let them each look at it, he put the magazine back in and chambered a round. The liberal looked shocked and asked him "Did you really just chamber a round?" My friend asked the idiot what good the gun would do if he needed to use it and there was no round chambered. The idiot had no answer.

I never travel without a loaded gun. I usually carry a Smith and Wesson Model 640 in a bucket in the trunk of my car. Sometimes I carry a Glock Model 23 instead. I was really happy I was carrying the former when I arrived at my hotel room in Amarillo last week shortly after midnight. As I was unpacking my trunk, a man came walking across the parking lot from an adjacent hotel. His largely incoherent introduction began something like this:

“Hey, I’m a big scary black man and I need some help. Won’t nobody help me ‘cause I’m a...