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Amarillo By Morning (Smith and Wesson on My Mind)

Thomas2739 Wrote: May 28, 2012 10:24 AM
Jay Wye is so correct. Many would agree that there are a lot of circumstances worse than death, i. e. permanent brain damage whereby one would be a "vegetable", lying in some nursing home. The opponents of CCPs, have this naive notion that life is like the movies, where the good guy gets punched and punched, kicked, and then gets up and hugs his/her friend, like nothing happened.
gwharpo Wrote: May 28, 2012 11:42 AM
Exactly. One well planted punch will knock a two-hundred pound man silly. A second punch will cause blurred vision and wobbly knees. The third will put him out cold on the floor.
On the other hand, if you are a one-hundred and sixty pound man or a woman, you best have a gun in your pocket or purse.
Jay Wye Wrote: May 29, 2012 8:13 PM
after the first punch,you may not be able to engage in your self-defense.
You might be dead,paralyzed,or at least unconscious.

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...