If you are anti-guns, or afraid of guns, or just don't like them and don't want them in your house, then this blog is for you.
(It might just change your mind)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I’m just a girl with a gun.

Dear Ms. Cynthia Kounaris, Executive Director, Women Ecommerce Execs:

I’m Sarah Connor, Director of Nothing, with no favoritism towards either sex.

Today I read your anti-gun piece: Guns Help People Kill People. I disagree. Guns help people keep the peace.

I’ve carried my piece countless times, and have used it to prevent things from going bad to worse. I’ve never shot my pistol at a perpetrator. I only used a gun to reinforce my words.

“Leave. Her. Alone.”

Words I said to a male stranger, who kept touching a woman at the laundry mat, against her will. She was visibly nervous, shaking, terrified.

Other customers in the laundry mat didn’t know what to do. All I had to do was give the verbal command for him to leave her alone. Most folks won’t intervene in a situation like that, even if it’s the simple act of saying, “Stop.” Too risky. Too unsafe. I wouldn’t have ordered the man to leave, unless I had the backup of a gun in my pocket.

See? Crime prevented. No gun violence. Just peace. And I didn’t even show my piece.

Conceal-carrying is an excellent safety device. Pack heat, and you’re part of the insta-police. You call 911 because the cop has a gun. Taking matters into your own hands is so much swifter and easier than calling the police. You can be right there, and the right time, to stop crime.

“Leave. Her. Alone.”

I only had to say it once. The crook backed away, leaving the laundry mat. Afraid the dirtbag might be waiting outside, the woman asked if I could help her get home safely. I did.

The incident happened 10+ years ago in Chicago. Since then, I’ve challenged perpetrators on other occasions, thanks to my gun.

I don’t know what happened in the Trayvon Martin shooting. I wasn’t there.

I do know, Ms. Kounaris, if your safety or life were endangered, I would help you. So would any of my friends who pack heat. And there are many. Thousands. Millions.

I’m not a member of the NRA. I’m just a girl with a gun.

Sarah Connor
April 18, 2012

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