Being in Wal-Mart and perusing the ammo selection isn’t always easy. I tend to buy ammo there because in my town, it’s the cheapest place to get target rounds. Oddly enough, this isn’t about Wal-Mart but the people who tend to hang out at the store. Do they look for me? A while back I was buying .40 S&W for my XD when I was approached by a man who was no bigger than I am. He proceeded to fill the air with anti-gun nonsense. I was able to ignore him and pretend he didn’t exist until he told me, and I quote . . .
“And don’t give me that crap that guns don’t kill people. If that was true, the United States would send only soldiers to Afghanistan and not give them guns.” I literally HA’ed out loud. I then made sure he knew that according to his logic, loaded guns should be dropped — minus the soldiers — in Afghanistan because, well, guns pull their own triggers. I was then called a vile name as he left me alone to continue my shopping. Sometimes it is the little victories in life that make us happy. I still see him at the Wal-Mart sometimes. He avoids eye contact and keeps his distance.
But this isn’t even the most ludicrous thing I’ve encountered regarding guns lately. I also happened across some silliness when I typed ‘ghost gun’ into Google (thanks to California’s Kevin De Leon).
So the ghost doesn’t even have to pull the trigger. It can fire the gun just by flicking the safety on and off several times. This scares me more than any ghost ever could. I know…stop laughing. This is, sadly, what we’re up against. Laughter is really the best medicine.