retired history teacher & medical "something"
Yes. Try living with that on your conscience.
I’ve been saying exactly that for eons. The “well-regulated militia” was to be a stand-in for the army we couldn’t afford. And as for accuracy – “Don’t shoot until you see the white’s of their eyes” was only common sense. No point in wasting shot.
And while we’re at it: People did not melt pewter spoons to make shot. Pewter is largely tin, and a tin bullet was not much good.
Two points – and I am sorry if I misled you – in this case “beaten up” is a euphemism; the guy wasn’t interested in stealing anything.
Second – most robberies occur during daylight hours, when there is nobody home; burglars are no more eager to run into you, than you are to run into them. We were robbed around 1985 and we had a big dog and several guns, which these people stole and used later to kill a neighbor. A dog – big, little, or medium – is not help when there’s nobody around to hear it.
Ah, yes. Remember when having masks and rubber gloves in your possession was actually suspicious?
This all started when we turned the clocks forward. Maybe things will get better when we turn them back. (Please Lord, please?)
Amen. The biggest suppliers of criminal guns are folks who want to protect themselves.
I like that expression! Pixie dandruff is a good description – and just as hard to get rid of as the real thing.
You know, of course, that you will have that song stuck in your head all day.
Hubby had a BB gun he had gotten for his birthday one year, as well as a shot gun he’d inherited from an uncle. These were kept in the hall closet, fastened to a cinderblock wall by a steel chain. Our house was robbed in 1985 and the crooks used our own hacksaw to cut the chain and steel the guns. They also took a tremendous amount of other valuables, but that’s another matter.
A few weeks later a neighbor was shot and killed by the same people, and had we not reported this to the police, my husband would have been a prime suspect.
Here’s an interesting article: https://tinyurl.com/y3po8bsm