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...
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“...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