Thursday, December 17, 2015

Should You Carry a Gun in Your Rig?



Short answer, yes, though in Texas a handgun has to be concealed. But I'll tell you a true story by way of illustration. 

Grandma LSP was driving with Great Grandma LSP, in Plainview, West Texas, during the '20s oil boom. They were wild times and an outlaw figured he could rob the two women. He thought differently when Great Grandma LSP produced a revolver from the glove box.

Plainview in the 1880s?

That was the '20s and this is now. Have we become more, or less lawful since then?  And if you're carjacked by Justin Welby, or some other bad actor, would you be more, or less safe if you're armed? The NWO libs insist that you'll be safer if you aren't and that the police will protect you.




That wouldn't have worked for those two women in Plainview in the '20s and guess what, it wouldn't work now. And I'll go further than that and say that one of the hallmarks of a free society is the ability of its citizens to defend themselves.




Go ahead and say otherwise, but know that not only are you on the side of Hillary Clinton, the NYT and "Huffpo," but also Hitler.

Gun rights.

LSP

15 comments:

jenny said...

Impressive! Full respect to your matriarchs.
I want a revolver...

LSP said...

You must get one. Maybe a .38 Special.

jenny said...

I'm pretty sold. Even started checking inventory for one at a shop recently...

Euripides said...

This is why we need to buy more than one gun. One is for the rig, one for the waistband, one for the briefcase, and several strategically placed around the house just in case. (Of course, I taught my children at a very early age what guns were for. They have always respected the gun.)

Brighid said...

Carry On Padre. I aim to protect me and mine.

LSP said...

Not too pricey, Jenny. And used is good too.

LSP said...

Good philosophy, Euripides.

LSP said...

Now I want a Sig, Brighid...

LL said...

Free people don't have to ask permission to defend themselves.

Michael Peterson said...

I don't carry in my car, concealed or otherwise, but then again, I am an unarmed North American with health insurance, as we call ourselves north of the border. And besides, our Canuck Buck is now south of .70 cents US, so I couldn't afford one.

LSP said...

I agree, LL, and that puts the UK pretty high up on the enslavement meter.

LSP said...

I've been following the exchange rate, Padre. Good for me, because I'll be visiting family in Calgary just after Christmas. Sorry you can't afford a pistol!

LL said...

LSP, you be careful up there in the cold Northwest with the grizzly bears and wolverines.

LSP said...

Thanks, LL. I go armed, with the power of prayer -- my CHL isn't reciprocal with Alberta, annoyingly.

Mattexian said...

Pity the sidearm won't be traveling, but you can use this opportunity to drool over the long guns available up there, like the previously mentioned SKS for cheap (compared to the numbers in the US) and the RCMP-branded lever guns (tho I understand those are collectable from decades ago, still more plentiful on that side of the border than here).

Cool family history; the one I have involves my grandpa being relieved of his piece at a police roadblock, when the Rangers and State Guard were called in for the race riot here in '43.