Quote of the Day
I do not know what it means to be a liberal Jew in America anymore. I don’t know what it means to be against gun violence or against people who have guns or just against having playdates at houses with people who own guns — not when those people are all around me, when those are my people.
November 22, 2023
Opinion: Taking a trip to the firing range was something I’d never do before October 7
Dear Ms. Klein,
I understand it is tough having your worldview so dramatically ripped apart. It is going to take some time to process everything. But what you are now getting a glimpse of is what we gun owners call “reality”.
- Reality is that you have to be your own first responder. When seconds count the police are only minutes away.
- Reality is the police have no legal requirement to protect you.
- Reality is, worldwide historically, government police have contributed to the murder of far more innocent people than common criminals.
- Reality is the people of Ukraine wish they had personal access to and skills with effective self-defense tools when Russia rolled across the border.
- Reality is the Israeli people wish they had personal access to and skills with effective self-defense tools when Hamas streamed across the border to kidnap, rape, and murder innocent people. Some people were able to save countless lives because they did have access and skills.
- Reality is you have the opportunity to acquire the skills and equipment to defend yourself and your loved ones. You may never need it, but the cost of needing it and not having it is so high that it, by far, outweighs the cost of acquiring it and not needing it.
- Reality is tough. But millions of other people can handle it. And from reading your article, I’m sure you can handle it too.
I realize you live on the opposite side of the continent from me, but should you ever decide to visit my part of the country (Seattle area and/or North Central Idaho) I would be glad to give you a day or even a weekend of free lessons, free use of my firearms and free ammo,
Welcome to reality.
In related news: Gun Ownership Hits Record High Among American Voters: Poll.