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My Gun Situation

I now have a variety of firearms that suit many situations. There are a couple nooks and crannies than I would like to fill (shooting at 700+ yards, pocket gun), but I’m very satisfied with my arsenal. I’m also very satisfied by the service I’ve received from The Range by Jimmy Primo’s in Madison/Gluckstadt, Mississippi. Alex is great! So are many others I’ve worked with!

I think the darling of my collection so far is my Beretta Cx4 Storm. I’ve only fired it on one occasion and look forward to becoming expert at it. It’s so elegant!!!

And I do think I like Beretta’s design aesthetic. It’s so ergonomic. I bought a Beretta pistol and it feels great.

And I have a couple BB and pellet guns by the back porch. I have found it useful to have the ability to project power across my backyard and scare off, for example, neighborhood cats who are thinking that they own my yard and are bullying my kitties. We can’t have that! I don’t want to physically harm or injure anyone, of course! But being able to make some noise and make a ruckus from a distance is very satisfying. I want my yard to be welcoming to all critters, be they birds, raccoons, possums, other nice kitties, frogs, etc., even wasps! And especially spiders! And slugs! Fortunately, I don’t have to resort to a BB gun to impart manners to a slug or a spider. Just a nudge or wave of a hand will suffice.

Okay, I’m done for now. I’m sure that my gun situation will surprise and dismay some of my friends, and I am looking forward to having whatever conversations that precipitates. Or not! Maybe stoney silence is name of the game. Silent judgement. We shall see.

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The world is a dangerous place. :-) And that’s just the way it is.

The world is a dangerous place. πŸ™‚ And that’s just the way it is. Nothing would ever be able to change that fact. You can spend as much money as you want on ammo, guns, orbital defense systems, whatever. . . . You are never as safe as you might like to be. So just get used to it and move on with life. πŸ™‚

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My to-do list for 2020-06-22:

TickTick is an awesome to-do manager. I love them.
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2020-03-30, My latest podcast episode on I’m The Only Person Listening To This

https://anchor.fm/hourback/episodes/2020-03-30–covid-19-quarantine-continues-ebubil

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The Independent: Inside the Virginia pro-gun rally, I saw a perfect reflection of modern America

The Independent: Inside the Virginia pro-gun rally, I saw a perfect reflection of modern America.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/virginia-gun-rally-richmond-second-amendment-right-to-bear-arms-a9293576.html

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Virginia Democrats won an election. Gun owners are talking civil war

Virginia Democrats won an election. Gun owners are talking civil war

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/09/virginia-gun-control-second-amendment-civil-war?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

I hate to say it folks, I hate to break it to you, but there are much more fundamental issues to concern ourselves with than gun laws.

How about ending homelessness?

How about ending poverty?

How about universal health care?

How about guaranteed basic income and employment?

Grow up already!

(Just so you know I am in the process of buying a bunch of guns myself.)

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What We Know About the Man Charged with Executing Two Muslims in New York – VICE

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wdbdp5/imam-queens-new-york-city-muslims-killed-execution-style-man-charged

This is a strange and tragic story. No insanity plea, no motive, and frustratingly no real investigation into this murderer’s background.