I am slashing and burning through my facebook friends today!


This apparently is something several of my (now former) friends felt the need to post:

“I stand behind you in line at the store with a smile on my face...and a gun under my shirt and you are none the wiser, yet you are safer for having me next to you. I won’t shoot you. My gun won’t pull it’s own trigger. It is securely holstered with the trigger covered. It can’t just go off. However, rest assured that if a lunatic walks into the grocery store and pulls out a rifle, I will draw my pistol and protect myself and my family and therefore protect you and your family. I may get shot before I can pull the trigger...but, I won’t die in a helpless blubbering heap on the floor begging for my life or my child’s life. No, if I die it will be in a pile of spent shell casings. I won’t be that victim. I choose not to be. As for you, I don’t ask you to carry a gun. If you are not comfortable, then please don’t. But I would like to keep my right to choose to not be a helpless victim. There is evil in the world and if evil has a gun, I want one too...
Copy and paste if you believe this too....”

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkk this.

This is victim-blaming. This is saying heroes have guns and everyone else is a coward. This is ignoring the reality that murder most likely will be someone you know, not some “lunatic” rando. This is glorifying gun culture. This is playing to a system of fear. This is poorly written and the grammatical errors bother me (use your damn possessives correctly in diatribes like this, damnit).