Skip to comments.Brady Campaign:"Everyone's As Stupid As We Are"
Posted on 06/17/2013 9:38:34 AM PDT by marktwain
So now get this story, BradyBot Chairthing Heidi Yewman decided to 'prove' how easy it is to get and carry a firearm even for ignorant, stupid people. So, being ignorant and stupid, she does so.
Tony told me a Glock doesnt have an external safety feature, so when I got home and opened the box and saw the magazine in the gun I freaked. I was too scared to try and eject it as thoughts flooded my mind of me accidentally shooting the gun and a bullet hitting my son in the house or rupturing the gas tank of my car, followed by an earth-shaking explosion. This was the first time my hands shook from the adrenaline surge and the first time I questioned the wisdom of this 30-day experiment.
She's seen to many movies and read to many Brady press releases although assuming the gun was loaded is one of the '4 Rules'.
I needed help. I drove to where a police officer had pulled over another driver. Now, writing this, I realize that rolling up on an on-duty cop with a handgun in tow might not have been fully thought through.Yeah, she needs mental help if she has a panic attack even seeing a gun w/ a magazine in it.
I told him I just bought a gun, had no clue how to use it. I asked him to make sure there were no bullets in the magazine or chamber. He took the magazine out and cleared the chamber. He assured me it was empty and showed me how to look. Then he told me how great the gun was and how he had one just like it.
The cop thought I was an idiot and suggested I take a class. But up to that point Id done nothing wrong, nothing illegal.
Most people probably think she's an idiot w/o it having anything to do w/ firearms.
The gun makes me more fearful than I could have imagined.
In some way, I feel a certain vindication. I was right to protest Starbucks policy. Today, they have a woman with absolutely no firearms training and a Glock on her hip sitting within arms reach of small children, her hands shaking and adrenaline surging.Which just increases the likelyhood of something happening.
2) Something. Her ignorance and stupidity will prove her right. She'll have a negligent discharge, possibly hurting someone, but she'll be vindicated as she deals w/ all the legal ramifications of her negligence.
This is a major base of statist philosophy. The state determines what is "wrong" by making it illegal. If the state says it is not illegal, then it is not wrong.
This is exactly the philosophy that so many in NAZI Germany, the Soviet Union, and Mao's China relied on and which lead to so many mass murders.
what an idiot....you go to a range, rent a gun while taking lessons, then and only then do you buy a firearm or rifle. Lordy this woman would by a complete ski outfit, get in her car, and then panic the first time she hit black ice......at least in that scenario she night just do herself in a spin out
I am a total noob with guns. So, before I went out an bought one, I went to a conceal carry class to learn basic gun safety and how to load and clear one. I also bought a gun safe and installed it in a closet BEFORE I bought a gun. I then went a shot numerous types of guns to try them out before I bought one. I bought a Beretta PX4 Storm and am now quite comfortable with it. This person is an idiot.
Today, they have a woman with absolutely no firearms training and a Glock on her hip sitting within arms reach of small children, her hands shaking and adrenaline surging.
There you have it. She's not afraid of the gun, she's afraid of herself. She believes she is one heartbeat from flying into a rage, out of control, and becoming a murderer.
She doesn't need a gun safety class. She needs professional medical help.
Holy crap. This is one of the most tragically comic articles I’ve ever read!
She opened a case containing a new firearm and went into fits because the magazine was in the gun? What the Hell business does this woman have being around children let alone firearms? She wets her pants just SEEING a gun? My God! How many years of conditioning did it take to evoke that response? Does she thoroughly soil herself in the same way when someone fires up a chainsaw? How about a lawnmower?
She should go out and buy a frontloader and drive it around her neighborhood. Assuming she actually drives, she’d probably think she was more competent with it than she really is and wind up destroying half the mailboxes in her neighborhood.
This is downright terrifying, I agree with the article. This woman has no business owning a gun. And ya know what? That’s the beauty of this nation! You are surrounded by people who do so that you do not.
Because she is a fearful untrained idiot, she just proved her smart theory about guns.
The gun makes me more fearful than I could have imagined.
When I bought my very first motorcycle at the age of 43, I remember riding it back to my home on the freeway. I was afraid to go over 50 as cars whizzed by me. Within two weeks I had pegged the speedo at 120 and felt comfortable commuting in the HOV lane in Seattle at night during rush hour in a driving rain storm. Ok, maybe two months...
And when I bought my first real rifle, an SKS, I felt like I was holding something “evil” until I snapped out of it and put 15 rounds through it. It is not evil, it is just powerful and demands respect, similar to the thinking you should have when driving a car.
The whole article is simply her projecting and the title says it all.
Maybe gun makers should start selling a box of Depends with each purchase by new liberal gun buyers...
Does she thoroughly soil herself in the same way when someone fires up a chainsaw? How about a lawnmower?
After reading that a dozen times I still cannot fathom what the second sentence there is supposed to have to do with the first sentence.
She does need help, but I have to thank her for the laughs.
Isn’t that the folks with the hole in the head?
The law has the appearance of morality and this woman obviously looks to her source of power to validate right and wrong. So, she confuses legal/illegal with issues relating to personal responsibility, as if government must always specify the entire set of rules about the use of something that can injure or kill. This is the same type of world view that causes the instruction book for a kitchen range to have multiple pages of warnings including “CAUTION: YOU CAN BURN YOURSELF!” or my favorite- if you child sits on the open oven door, the STOVE MIGHT TIP OVER!!.
And such people project their fears and anxieties onto the rest of us. It is not being careless or unthinking, but elitism that leads to such projection.
I pity such people, and work diligently to make sure that such fearful fools are never in control of my life.
...after which the breed gets the blame when the inevitable happens.
No, you folks are a special kind of stupid, well beyond the limits of just regular everyday stupid.
Liberalism is a mental disease.
After trying to understand the underlying philosophy for decades, I think it is this:
For about two thirds of people, they expect someone to tell them what is right and wrong. In the U.S. most of them obtain this information from their religion.
For those who reject religion, many, if not most, substitute the State. They equate legal with moral. This woman felt that she was being unfairly accused of being an idiot, because she had not done anything illegal. The whole point of the article, from her perspective, is that training must be required by the state to buy a pistol. Because if it is not illegal to buy a pistol without having a clue, the state is sending a message that it is perfectly acceptable behavior.
The key to understand this, is these people yeild are responsibility and judgement to the state.
yeild are should be yeild their...
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