My friends, the Gun Digest folks, are debuting the second edition of my “Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry,” and y’all can enter the lottery for a free copy: http://www.gundigest.com/gun-blogs/books/giveaway-win-concealed-carry-2nd-edition
Now, you may not like what I write, and if you got a free copy of one of my books might only use it to line the bottom of your birdcage. But, ya know what? If you click the link, you can just ignore me and the book and go directly to the comments, which present an absolutely fascinating spontaneous study of the mindset of armed citizens. The core theme that runs through it is that the good people responding are pretty much unanimous that they don’t ever want to use it, but they’re damn glad that concealed handgun is there…just in case.
You know how the anti-gunners are always saying that firearms are merely phallic symbols? Well, if you’ve read my work in Backwoods Home Magazine, and elsewhere, you already know my response to that:
IF GUNS WERE PHALLIC SYMBOLS, NONE OF US GUYS WOULD EVER HAVE BOUGHT ONE WITH A TWO-INCH BARREL!
If someone really needs a sexually-related analogy for those of us who keep and carry firearms to protect ourselves and those within the mantle of our protection, they’d be better served to say that those guns are to all of us as Viagra and Cialis are to men in my age demographic.
We are the last ones who ever want to need to resort to them…
… but we find it very reassuring to know they’re there.