April 25, 2012

Vol. 6   No. 15

It’s About Fairness

Stop beating your head against the wall.  You will never convince some folks that guns are anything except instruments of evil.  You’re just wasting your time trying.

Like with so many other things, I have a theory as to why some will never accept the idea that guns should have a place in your life.

Think about who it is that condemns guns.  It’s the same individuals who believe  that, before you can use any kind of violent act to defend yourself from an attacker, you must first take into consideration that the little thug, who’s trying to kill you or your loved ones, might have had a troubled childhood.  They believe that, before you can judge him, you must, “walk a mile in his shoes.  It’s only fair.”  And, life is about fairness.

Listen carefully - I’m not going to judge anyone, in the Wal-Mart parking lot.  There is only one judgment call to be made:

“Is my life in immediate and imminent danger?”

Then, there’s the issue of using a gun to defend yourself against a poor little street urchin, who can only afford a knife?  It’s just not fair.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m looking for a fair fight.  The truth of the matter is that I’m not looking for any kind of a fight, at all.  Leave me and mine alone, and I will live out my life, without ever getting into a fight.  But, if forced to defend myself, I don’t want the fight to be a fair one.  I want it to be horribly one-sided and swiftly concluded.  I want to win.  There is no other acceptable outcome.

Winning is a concept lost on some folks.  They will never understand a concept that does not excuse bad behavior in the name of ‘fairness’.

With some, it will always be a matter of ‘fairness’, as they define it.  Some folks will never get it.  You will never change their minds.


“If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.”

― John Steinbeck


There - I got all the way through without making any reference to bleeding-heart liberals...


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