November 16, 2007

Another 15 minutes of fame.

Tonight on my ride home I was listening to a local talk radio show. Admittedly it was a liberal radio show, but I like to listen to both sides of an argument before I form an opinion. The host, who usually states he doesn't want to own a gun, was talking about getting a gun and was asking for input from listeners. So of course I called, I had too.

The previous callers to me covered most of the points I was going to say, but I had some other points. He was looking for a firearm for home defense, I recommended a .38 revolver. It's big enough to stop someone, less maintenance, and it is compact enough for both him and his wife to use. He had also stated that he was going to buy it and would never use it. Thus I told him not to buy it. If he doesn't take it shooting at least once ever 3 months and clean it, he may end up having more problems. He agreed with that and said that he could do. He asked me how *I* would store a loaded firearm in my house. I told him I'd buy a good gun safe to keep next to the bed. One that him and his wife were the only ones that knew the combination too.

Then he inquired if I had kids and how do they react to firearms. I told him that I do have kids and that it's been my rule that every time that I bring a firearm home, I show it to the boys. That way they know it's in the house and I desensitize them to it. I told him that I teach them gun safety at a young age and that way they aren't inclined to play with them. It's how I grew up and I never touched the firearms with out my parents.

Overall I was on the radio for about 15 minutes talking the bonuses to owning a firearm, but I also told him that if he buys one and is going to be afraid of it, it's not worth buying.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at November 16, 2007 05:42 PM | TrackBack

Sounds like you did well. And smart advice.

Posted by: vw bug at November 16, 2007 07:09 PM

Good for you - especially the advice about buying and not using it. What's the point?

Now that you're a big shot gun consultant... will you still talk to us little people? *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at November 16, 2007 10:42 PM

Well done, Contagion. Sounds like you made some excellent points and gave a proper education. A personal/home defense piece is worthless if the person holding it does not know how to use it properly.

You ought to see if you can get a transcript or copy of the program and send it to the NRA. What you have done is part of the mission of gun owners and 2nd Amendment supporters. EDUCATION!!!

Spectacular job.

Posted by: Petey at November 16, 2007 10:46 PM

What show was this? I didn't know there -were- any liberal talk shows in this area...

Posted by: Shadoglare at November 17, 2007 03:09 PM