Skip to comments.Please Take Away My Right to a Gun
Posted on 01/19/2013 9:50:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A FEW years ago, I awoke at 2:30 a.m. to more than a rapping, rapping at my chamber door. It was a full-force pounding of a body trying to break into my little house in Washington, D.C. It was the sound and scenario that, as a single woman living alone, I feared more than spiders in the house.
Because I was writing political speeches at the time, my BlackBerry slept on the pillow beside me. I grabbed it and looked out my bedroom window at the stoop below. There he was: tall, dark clothes, big. He backed up and then raced to the door, pounding his body against it. Then he kicked at it the way actors take boots to the heads of bad guys in the movies.
I dialed 911 and ran downstairs, my 100-pound Newfoundland with me.
I gave the dispatcher my address, let her know that I lived around the corner from a police station and said, Please hurry. She heard the loud noise and remained on the line with me.
I put the BlackBerry on speaker and pushed a heavy armchair toward the door. I watched as the wood expanded with each pound. The white paint splintered some. The deadbolt held at the top, but the bottom half of the door popped open, letting in the steam heat from the summer night. I took that chair and slammed it so the side pushed the door back in line with the frame. I held that chair with everything my 5 foot 3 inches had. My dog sat right by me on the rug, ready...
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Just wow. I knew our culture was devolving, but devolving to the point that someone seriously argues for everyone else to be disarmed — and therefore at the mercy of thugs such as the one she personally experienced — because she cannot trust herself?
And then read the comments. Many, in fact most, apparently agree with her.
Our society is BEYOND sick. Sigh.
As soon as I saw “New York Times”, I knew what sort of piece it would be.
We live in a sick world..and the disease is liberalism, it trumps rational thinking
Well, I agree with her, too. There are people who should not have guns, and she is apparently one of them. I’m happy that she recognizes her situation.
she might be a person who would commit suicide during one of her depressive states.
This is exactly why most liberals are afraid of guns. They think they will hurt themselves. Liberalism and mental problems are closely linked. That’s fine, they can choose to not have guns but these same liberals then turn around and try to disarm us as well. Not acceptable.
Yes. IF she’s telling the TRUTH and this isn’t another “agenda” piece.
She lucked out in that incident, but she thinks the next one will go the same. I doubt it, especially where she lives.
This article is such a load of crap that I think it’s just propaganda.
Don’t you love the “...I’m a former Republican and a life-long hunter, but...” stories?
I’m glad rich, white liberals get to make these decisions for us. :)
She is arguing that if she had a gun she might lose her battle with depression and kill herself. I heard a similar argument once from an anti-gun college professor ... he said that if he had a gun he would have killed someone by now.
Since liberals have diminished self-control, and as the primary social dynamic of liberalism is projection of their own mental/emotional dynamics onto others, no one should own a gun. They can’t control themselves, therefore you cannot control yourself, therefore you should not own a gun.
Makes sense ... in La La land ...
yeah this woman is beyond comprehension
Our Republic has a better chance of surviving if the writer didn't vote. Maybe we should start calling for the 15th and 19th Amendments to be abolished to save the 2nd Amendment. A whole lot of other problems will be solved as a result.
Madame, you have the right to have a gun, and you have the right to not have a gun.
You do not have the right to take away my gun.
If you insist upon such, then I will have no choice but to view you as my attacker.
We are living Idiocracy.
Seriously, think I’ll head on over to Starbucks!
Let her make that choice, not the government. Her potential suicide, IF, she had a gun may be tragic, but it would be much more tragic for the 2.5 million people that defend themselves each year with a gun.
Is this the SAME Wendy Button???
We are living Idiocracy
“...and again in May 2012, after testifying in the federal criminal trial of John Edwards, my former boss. If I had purchased that gun and it had been in my possession, Im not sure I would have been able to resist and would be here typing these words.”
People like this don’t off themselves with guns. This one would go for tranks, pain pills, sleeping pills, or something painless...all the while hoping someone she called would find her manipulating self in time to save her worthless a$$.
She can relinquish her righy to own a firearm, but leave me to hell alone.
I think the rule should be that if you call for the elimination of a particular amendment to the Constitution - then you get your wish and that amendment no longer applies to you. I am also in favor of a constitutional amendment that says that if you complain about taxes being too low - your taxes automatically get raised by 10%. And each time you complain again, your taxes go up another 10%.
Please take away my Second Amendment right. Do more to help us protect ourselves because whats most likely to wake me in the early hours isnt a mans body slamming at my door but depression, that raven, tapping, rapping, banging for relief.
I have a better chance of surviving if I never have the option of being able to pull the trigger.
I had to double check to make sure this wasn't from the Onion or some other satire site.
I assume that during this woman's depressive period she also didn't have access to a razor to slit her wrists, or ropes, belts, or power cords to hang herself, or buildings to jump off of, or subway trains to jump in front of. The ONE thing that saved her is that she didn't own a gun.
Oh, and by the way, lady, the government may be able to infringe upon it, but they can't "take away your second amendment right". Your rights are not given to you by the government, they cannot be taken away by the government.
She sure does seem to be around John Edwards a lot.
So their claim is that with free access to guns, there would be fewer stupid liberals, yet they then go on to use that as an argument FOR gun control??? Hmmmmm, strange....
In her depressive state of mind, I don’t think she should be allowed to drive.
She is clearly a danger to the community.
Well ain’t that just peachy. If she recognizes that she shouldn’t have a gun, then it is real simple, don’t buy one stupid. But don’t prevent me from having one because you can’t handle it.
This example is like having someone that drinks and drives tell the rest of us that we shouldn’t drive either.
And THAT doesn’t bode well with me. Or the validity of this stupid article.
Her kind are why we had insane asylums until the ACLU emptied them all.
“Please take away tall buildings I can jump from, drugs I can overdose on, subway tracks I can fall on, trains and cars I can jump in front of and sharp objects so I can use to cut myself.”
What did I miss?
Rope for hanging?
liberals don’t call it suicide anymore, trhey call it ‘late term self abortion’
I guess she never heard of the one thing that will always be there should people decide to commit Suicide, GRAVITY.
Even Pharaoh Obama cannot outlaw that.
I think everybody who feels and thinks as she does should roll up a copy of the New York Times and move north of the Mason-Dixon line. Leave the sane people down here in America. Y’ll have fun up there.
[[Her kind are why we had insane asylums until the ACLU emptied them all.... and they all ran for office and won”]]
I finished the sentence for you
[[I guess she never heard of the one thing that will always be there should people decide to commit Suicide, GRAVITY.]]
She’s hoping the pres will outlaw gravity too- you know, so she’ll be ‘safe from herself’- apparently thouhg the only way she knows abotu killing herself would be with a gun- Most owmen use sleeping pilsl or medications (Which this woman’s medicine chest must be chokerblock full of meds)- but again, apparently she isn’t imaginitive enough to think beyond simply using a gun-
Either that or the author is even dumber than she is depressed.
[[Please Take Away My Right to a Gun]]
Sure- gladly, and while we’re at it, we’ll also take away your right to free speech too- since you don’t really care abotu rights anyways- we’re certain you won’t mind never being able to give assinine itnerviews again, right?
This woman is free and on the streets? Shouldn’t kkkuomo be ordering an emergency mental health exam for her since she’s CLEARLY indicagted that she might be a danger to herself or others?
reminds me of those Readers Digest stories
“testifying in the federal criminal trial of John Edwards, my former boss”
The woman who wrote this article is a journalist, a liberal Democrat, a resident of Washington D.C. and a former employee of liberal Democrat John Edwards. This woman should not be allowed anywhere near a firearm. It is no surprise, with a life like that, she is depressed to the point of being suicidal.
Is it possible she has no idea that those things can be used to commit suicide? Yet she hasn't. This story is phony.
Articles that explain how modern liberals suffer from a mental disorder.
“Please Take Away My Right to a Gun”
How about you just move to North Korea, you spineless puke. I heard they have a fine use for guys who are ball-less.
A mentally ill political speech writer. Gee, I wonder which
party she writes for.