LA Time columnist Sandy Banks titles her video “Should I Get A Gun?” Of course what she’s really saying is “I Want a Damn Gun.” Well good for her! The more Americans who tool-up, the better. That said, did you catch this? “We also knew we were safe ’cause Daddy has a gun. I realize now that it wasn’t the gun but the confidence it inspired.” No, Sandy, it was the gun. And making a distinction between vulnerability and helplessness and fear is like discussing the difference between being really thirsty and dehydrated (i.e. there isn’t one). You can click here to read Ms. Banks’ column. Suffice it to say an LAPD officer intervenes at the crucial moment and tells the writer not to buy a gun or a baseball bat for self-defense. Provided Banks isn’t lying through her teeth. What are the odds?