Friday, April 18, 2008

Built In Home Defense

Before I begin, let me welcome back all those Google Reader users. My dusty little blog has missed you and glad for you to tune back in. I don't like Google Reader because I know if I don't write, people don't visit or comment. I understand why you use it and why you like it. You have a lot more blogs to check than I do and we all have little time on our hands. But sometimes, you need to visit a blog and leave a comment to let the author know you are checking in on them. I understand that if I wrote more you would visit more but I can't deal with that pressure.

Now then, I have contemplated getting a handgun for sometime now. While I have never actually shot a handgun, I have always wanted to shoot one and own one. Well my little wifey is scared of guns (mostly) and thinks one of our kids will shoot themselves. Never mind the fact that we don't have any kids. (Thus you can see the level of her fear). Well now there is someone in our little family who has shot a handgun . . .

My little sweet face signed up for a Leisure Learning course on her own and it was a two day basic class. They went over the handguns the first night and then went to the shooting range the next night. She liked the class a lot and was even open to us purchasing a handgun. But she still said I have to keep the gun and the bullets locked in two totally different places. I am still trying to explain that there is not much of a point owning a handgun if I have to crack one safe to get the gun and then crack another safe to get the bullets. But we are making progress.

I realized there is a problem. If in the event we had a handgun and there was a situation where we needed one (intruder, squirrel, random bobcat killing our friends sheep (that one is for Fluffy but I don't think she reads this blog so I should probably start backspacing)) I would probably catch myself handing the gun to my wife because at least she has actually shot a handgun before and I haven't. Probably a little embarrassing for my manhood but at least now I have a Built In Home Defense!