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.
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.
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.
Sadly, I would not give the government any of those powers, so to be consistent I must deny the government the power of gun control as well, nice as it might be to rid myself of unwanted exposure to Yewman.
Perhaps she should take this experiment farther. Next she should try and rob a bank to show just how easy it is for an idiot with a legal glock to rob a bank. That would really make a point!
And I always thought the term "hoplophobia" was just a fancy insult to gun grabbers. Turns out I was wrong - it actually exists.
“Because I’m a complete moron everyone else must be a complete moron, too.”
That’s some s-for-brains reasoning right there.
Let’s have a little fun with this logic-
The video had said a semi doesnt actually use the key to start the engine, so when I climbed into the driver’s seat and saw the key in cylinder I freaked. I was too scared to try and pull it out as thoughts flooded my mind of me accidentally starting the truck and it taking off at high speed across the school’s parking lot, 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.
I needed help. I walked to where an Instructor had pulled over another driver. Now, writing this, I realize that walking up to an on-duty Instructor in the middle of doing his job might not have been fully thought through.
I told him I had always wanted to be a truck driver and had no clue how to start one. I asked him to make sure there were no defects in the switch or any other part of the cab. He took the roster out and started checking names. He assured me all the semi’s were in perfect condition and asked me for my name and student ID. Then he told me, “Who the h- are you and what are you doing in here?”
The Instructor thought I was an idiot and suggested I actually pay and take a class. But up to that point Id done nothing wrong, nothing illegal. Well, maybe trespassing.
The large trucks made me more fearful than I could have imagined.
In some way, I feel a certain vindication. I was right to protest DOT policy. Today, they have a woman with absolutely no professional training trying to hot-wire a tractor trailer sitting across from a school filled with small children, her hands shaking and adrenaline surging.
In Pennsylvania it would be illegal without a license. She was carrying in a vehicle and wasn't going target shooting, hunting, or to a licensed place of sale or repair.
One of our advantages over these people is that we’re just regular people. The Gun Control orgs have a lot of whack jobs on the payroll.
Such as this one.
led her to the Million Mom March held a year later in Washington DC and subsequently to a board position on the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, where she works on public policy designed to keep kids safe from guns. Heidi also wrote a book about the devastating impact of gun violence, Beyond the Bullet.
A recent investment was in the Asking Saves Kids Campaign; a campaign that places billboard ads asking parents to ensure that their kids are safe in the places they play and spend time.
Heidi is a mother of two, a writer, and activist. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, and in her spare time, Heidi plays competitive tennis, runs and spends a lot of time at coffee shops with her husband Dave.
Dave Yewman, President