Skip to comments.Liberal Crime Victim Asks Left-Wing NY Village Voice Columnist ... Should I Buy a Gun?
Posted on 04/24/2014 8:14:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Ask Andrew W.K.: Should I Buy a Gun?
Ive always been a staunch opponent of guns, but my home has been broken into twice in the last six weeks. Now Im think- ing about purchasing a gun to protect my family and home. My wife is very much against this idea, and we fight about it of- ten. I completely understand where shes coming from, as her views on the dangers of owning a gun used to be my own. What do you think? Should I get a gun?
Dear One Shot,
Guns are intense. They function not only as a powerful extension of a mans hand, but also as an extension of his will and ability to kill. I had a dream a few nights ago where I had illegally acquired two handguns and was trying to sell them on the street to some underground gun dealer. I was stressed out and fumbling with these crumbling black pistols. In the end, I realized that both of the guns were toys and didnt really work, much to my relief (and to the dealers irrita- tion). As the saying goes, guns dont kill people, I do, and just having the guns in my dream seemed to bring me one step closer to actually killing someone.
Firearms may be just another weapon made to cause significant harm with signifi- cant ease, but they arent able to cause harm without someone deliberately using them to do it. Weve all seen the damage people can cause with knives, cars, and a myriad of other implements (including teeth and fists), but no weapon seems to combine le- thal force and efficiency quite like guns.
In your situation, its perfectly natural to want and protect your family and your property, and a gun is one way to do it. But just go through the possible scenarios that could play out: If someone breaks into your home while youre actually there, are you going to confront them with the gun? Are you going to shoot them if they dont leave? What if you miss? What if you actually kill them? What if they werent actually an in- truder, but a family member you mistook for an intruder? What if they grab the gun and shoot you?
At first, it seems like it might be easier to put a sign on your front door that says, This Home Is Protected by a Gun, but that might attract more attention from a gun thief. Maybe just get a security system installed?
Guns are super intense objects. But what is even more intense is mans willing- ness to harm others. The problem isnt guns, the problem is our violent nature, and if someone wants to hurt someone badly enough, theyre going to find a way to do it, gun or not. In your case, you dont want to shoot someone; you just dont want your home to get broken into. If you do get a gun, I suggest having everyone in your family take lessons on how to use it. It should be treated with an incredible amount of re- spect and maybe even a little fear.
The idea would be never to use it, or have to use it. I dont believe that having a gun in your house somehow attracts bad vibes into your home, but it does suddenly allow for a whole range of possibilities that simply wouldnt be if a gun werent there. Fathom those possibilities, and weigh your options heavily. Everyone has the right to protect themselves and to feel safe, but there will never be total security or safety life is precarious and fragile even without burglars or guns. Each situation is different, and no matter what, guns and other weap- ons will always exist. If we put less energy into fighting about weapons, and more en- ergy into figuring out why were fighting in the first place, wed probably save a lot more lives. We must value each others life as if it was our own. A gun cant love some- one or have compassion, but you can. Whatever you decide to do, just take great care. I hope you never shoot anyone.
Party hard, Andrew W.K.
I cannot imagine the guy of dipwad who thinks the Village Voice is the place to go to answer any question
Somebody once said that some conservatives were liberals who were mugged, and after being a crime victim, shed their liberal views and became conservative. This guy seems to be that way. Hate the reality check he got, but life unfortunately is not the utopia the liberals would like to see.
The first paragraph of the reply is enough to show how big an idiot this guy is. He had a dream... Umgud
Not really. Guns are like hammers. Just a tool.
They function not only as a powerful extension of a mans hand, but also as an extension of his will and ability to kill.
So, exactly like hammers.
Talk about an intense case of “on the one hand, but on the other hand.”
Ya can’t make this stuff up.
In your case, you dont want to shoot someone; you just dont want your home to get broken into. ...................................... No gun necessary to prevent burglars from getting in, just and another dozen locks on the doors and windows. That’s pretty much what they do in NYC, they even put wrought iron bars on all the windows, so they can live like a prisoner in their own home.
Had I been the writer, my suggestion would be, “find work in Texas and get out of the neighborhood you are in”.
If you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t.
A lot of hand-waving and butt-covering, but in the end, a good question and a pretty good answer, amazingly.
Andrew,like most “progressives”,would want “One Shot” to avoid buying a firearm...under *any* circumstances.He’d advise One Shot,instead,to practice singing Kumbaya in case he’s broken in to again.However,Andrew would certainly use receipt of that letter as an excuse to take his *own* Smith & Wesson to the firing range for a short dance just in case *he’s* broken into.
Like you live and the bad guy doesn't.
What a stupid question, “Should I Buy a Gun?”
The question should be, “How many guns should I buy?”
I thought this headline was from the Onion. Then I read the "answer" and I thought it was from the Onion again.
These people have no idea how pathetic they are.
Dear LaLa Land Times,
I have been a bad comrade this week, I hope I can be forgiven by comrade editor. My home - I mean the states home I am graciously allowed to inhabit by the grace of almighty government- was broken into - I mean a stranger unregistered as an occupant - entered and began, um, gathering up my possessions - I mean items I am permitted to enjoy. He then tried to, ER, obtain advantage of my wife but was frightened off by noises outside. Should I not be allowed the use of a gun for the protection of myself and my family?
Dear Startled (we know your real name)
You are most definitely a bad comrade who shall, will, attend extra self-criticism sessions for the next several months. The comrade who entered the unit you occupy by the grace of the state was working for the Ministry of Sharing, he was there to take certain items and spread them around. Are you like the greedy capitalist who believes the products of your labor belongs only to you and not the collective? Those books, puzzles and your wife are not your possessions but belong to the state. As does your very existence in this glorious nation.
I gave it a try
Maybe he thinks hammers are intense too. After all, they make a bang-bang sound when they’re used.
“At first, it seems like it might be easier to put a sign on your front door that says, This Home Is Protected by a Gun, but that might attract more attention from a gun thief. Maybe just get a security system installed?
This idiot answers serious questions and they pay him? Seriously...
keep a hammer under my pillow and 15 around the house to make sure there are no loose nails hanging around.
Maxwell’s silver hammer?
I was surprised at the answer, as well. I think that liberals think we conservatives want to shoot somebody. Unfortunately, some of the replies in this thread almost fit that stereotype.
I would recommend that you use one of your bras or panties like a slingshot and your lipstick case as a projectille but make sure you aim carefully because you only have one shot. If he has a gun you are screwed. Just bend over and take a selfie with him while he is raping you for evidence later...
She (the woman answering the question) had just had a dream about guns?
Obviously feeling a need for something strong to be beside her. She needs to dump her lesbo girlfriend and get a man, a real man, not a liberal ‘man’.
Aww come on, real men go out and get some claymores and a backhoe.
And maybe some mops and buckets.
Whatever have the males of the large libtard cities become? Certainly not men. A man would be polite to everyone he meets and have a plan in the back of his head how to kill them if necessary.
“A gun is a tool, no better and no worse than the man behind it”.-SHANE
There is something about the masculine quality of the gun that makes metrosexuals run screaming for the hills.
If you’re afraid to have a gun, buy a pit bull.
Or hang a sign in the window: Beware Of Pit Bull.
That should give 95% of felons a reason to break in elsewhere.
Must be a liberal. Doesn’t know how to decide until they hear the vibe emanating from other liberals. Intense.
Well, Maxwell made sure he was dead.
All I know is that I want the FN90 on the right side of the picture in 5.56.
I remember discussing with a friend of mine what type of pistol I should buy to keep in the home. Should I get a revolver, semi-automatic, 9mm, 22 cal, etc. He told me I was asking the wrong question. I needed to ask myself, not what type of gun to get, but rather, could I use it if I had one? If I had a gun and found someone breaking into my house was I going to say, stop I have a gun, or was I going to shoot him? If you don’t think you can shoot someone, don’t get a gun.
Instead of asking the Village Voice he should be talking to firearms instructors, visit some gun ranges, etc.
They don’t make the FN90 in 5.56 but they do make a FN2000 in 5.56
A liberal is just a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet.
(in most cases)
My guess is someone suffering form "low T"
Laugh you may, but my mother had a hammer under hr pillow every night. Just in case someone broke in.
To this day I am always amazed that my father never got hit with the hammer :-)
And to ask a "party like a rock star" pseudo rock "PARTY! PARTY! PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!" star like Andrew W.K. for such advice in print.
Yes this is a real ad.
May not have been his own “dream”. It may have been one he heard from Joe Biden once.
And his account of his dream was incorrect. He said that he had 2 guns that he tried to sell to an underground gun dealer. NO. He (Andrew W.K.) was the underground dealer selling them to an underground buyer (who he suspected of being engaged in criminal activity). He had no knowledge if the other person was going to resell them, but he had his suspicions about the transaction and acknowledges that the guns he was selling were not his own.
I suggest he not buy a gun unless he is willing to learn how to use and maintain it, and plans regular range time. I also suggest he not buy a gun unless he is willing to use it in defense of his home and family. Anything else is asking for trouble. A gun will not protect your family by its mere presence. Someone has to have the knowledge and will to use it.
He should put a sign on his property that says “No guns allowed, thank you” instead. See how that works out.
Actually it’s a man who did the answering. A man who’s done an ad for feminine hygiene products.
Can’t make this stuff up.
In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, Preside nt of the United States.
In 1963 a radical left wing communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
In 1975 a two wing radical Democrats fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States in separate acts of mental illness.
In 1981 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.
In 1984 James Huberty a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.
In 1986 Patrick Sherril a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
In 1990 James Pough a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
In 1991 George Hennard a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 23 people in a Lubys cafeteria.
In 1995 James Daniel Simpson a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.
In 1999 Larry Asbrook a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech .
March 2010: John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security. A right-wing extremist, media asked? (A registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.)
In 2011 a mentally ill, registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The pot smoking Loughner killed 6 and wounded 18 in another liberal shooting tragedy.
In 2011 another mentally ill and registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a Colorado movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
On September 16 2013, Aaron Alexis another pyscho Democrat killer slaughtered 12 innocents at the US Navy Yard. Alexis before his slaughter of innocents Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had complained his brain had been targeted by low-frequency waves weeks before the slaughter.
12/14/2013 Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Co. armed with a shotgun with intent to kill one of his teachers. He shot Claire Davis, a senior, @Arapahoe High in the head. Yes, Pierson is/was another mentally ill liberal punk.
April 2014 Mohammed Whitaker arraigned on 18 felony charges in series of highway shootings in Kansas. Mohammed appears to be another SOB, aka Son Of Obama..
We could go on, but you get the point, even if the media and the anti gun pyschos in Congress do not.
Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats, AKA, the mentally ill having guns or being around them.
No NRA members, No Tea Party members, or No Republican conservatives are/were involved.
Political correctness and leftist policies are to blame in these mass shootings:
If Seung-Hui Cho had been institutionalized for mental illness, 32 people would still be alive at Virginia Tech.
If Jared Loughner had been institutionalized, 6 would be alive in Tucson.
If James Holmes had been institutionalized, 12 lives spared in Aurora, CO.
If Adam Lanza had been institutionalized, 26 would still live in Newtown, CT.
If Nidal Hasan had been properly reported, investigated, and discharged from the Army, and institutionalized, 13 would not have died at Ft. Hood.
If we really want to improve safety, keep criminals in jail, terrorists out of the U.S., and people who are mentally ill/deranged in institutions.
Again, It should be illegal for any Democrats to own guns or be around them.