Quote of the Day: You Can Lead a Horse to Water Edition

“I never intend to own a gun. I won’t have a gun in my house. Please don’t come over and rob me now.” – Nashville Councilwoman Megan Barry quoted in Left-leaning Megan Barry takes gun safety class [at tennesean.com]


  1. avatar Nick D says:

    Well, since she asked so nicely, I suppose I’ll just rob her later, when she feels up to it. I’m a very considerate burglar, like most in my profession.

  2. avatar Narcoossee says:

    You can’t fix stupid.

    1. avatar silverwarloc says:

      But you sure can vote stupid out.

      1. avatar JPD says:

        Not when you are outnumbered 2 to 1 by other “stupids”.

        1. avatar Herb says:

          From my vantage point in Clarksville, Nashville is not as bad as Memphis, but it also has a political ruling class & and entitled classes to keep satisfied. The latter include a growing Muslim population.

          This councilwoman should know that her words are being read with great interest on the streets. Her naivete and arrogance are breathtaking.

      2. avatar WayneMHK says:

        You have to show up at the polls, first.

  3. avatar Cameron S. says:

    Just put up a robbery free zone sign and ban robbing. Your house will be safe.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:


      1. avatar neiowa says:

        See http://www.cafepress.com/+no_guns1_womens_burnout_tee,1062138506

        Who pays $25 ($32.50)for a tee shirt?? Women I suppose.

        1. avatar JR says:

          That’s it!

          Everyone claiming to be in favor of civilian disarmament should wear one of those.

        2. avatar tdiinva says:

          Let’s not jump to conclusions. A woman with a “Rape Free Zone” T-shirt on my be packing in her Bral Holster.

        3. avatar JR says:

          Fair point, but not the women selling those shirts.

          Consider their list of 9 Ways to Prevent Sexual Assault:

          1. Don’t get people drunk in order to control their behavior.

          2. Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to sexually assault them.

          3. When offering assistance to an inebriated person, remember not to take advantage of the situation and assault them!

          4. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!

          5. Remember, consent not readily given the first time is NOT consent. If the person doesn’t excitedly say “Yes!” the first time you ask, be prepared NOT to ask again. You can practice only asking once in the mirror!

          6. Remember, people go to laundry rooms to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

          7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.

          8. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!

          9. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident” you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do.

          I’m not thinking they are the type that believe even a tiny bit in the kind of personal responsibility it takes to carry.

      2. avatar Gunr says:

        How about a sign in her front yard, “No guns in this house”

  4. avatar dh34 says:

    Tee’d that one up nicely….if someone says “I hope you get robbed”… it’s a gun bully threatening…

    If she actually does, then its see…guns didn’t prevent this…whether she owned one or not, because a CHL holder (her) was unable to stop it…

  5. avatar Ems_92 says:

    Lol wat

  6. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    Damn, after all these years wasting my time and money on firearms and ammunition, I could have just made my home a gun free zone. Man, do I feel silly.

  7. avatar dwb says:

    I have absolutely no doubt however that if elected she will accept the protection of armed guards. a police escort.

    Please, please, please, will someone in the race please call her on her B.S. and make her take a pledge not to have guards. police protecting her?

  8. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Yeah, I don’t own any guns either… *wink wink*

  9. avatar Bob says:

    Classic self-detonating statement!

  10. avatar surlycmd says:

    A foolish statement based on weak logic. I give her 1.3 points for taking the CCW class. She has made more of an effort to learn something about firearms than most anti-gun persons. It would be interesting to find out if she has retained any of the information. Good luck Nashville voters!

    1. avatar Chip in Florida says:

      Cynic alert…..

      ‘I took the class and it only proved that the average citizen with a gun will not be able to use it defend themselves, they will only get their gun taken away from them and then used against them.

      I know this because I took the class.’

      Or something along those lines. The actual words used will be different, and highly emotionally charged, but the end result will be the same.

  11. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

    Hey, her willingness to take the class is a step in the right direction. I laud her for that at least. Perhaps it has colored her view on gun owners and carriers more positively.

    1. avatar Mark says:

      Maybe you’re right but I think she only took the class for political reasons. She’s adamant about not owning or not allowing a gun in her house. The way I look at it, she just wasted a desk in that training room for someone who could have benefited from the training.

  12. avatar whiskeytangofoxtrot says:

    Yeah, that should work. /smh

  13. avatar LarryinTX says:

    No guns in her house? Has she advised the police not to respond to 911 calls? That would convince me she’s serious. Stupid, but serious. Otherwise she is still relying on a good guy with a gun to protect her so she does not need to make any effort.

    Oh, hell! She’s a councilwoman? Has she proposed disarming Nashville police? Come on, let’s see what she really means!

  14. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    Cool story bro.

  15. avatar former water walker says:

    I actually saw on the local TV news recommending just a SIGN in front of your house if you couldn’t afford a security system. 5 minutes of blather-no mention of guns. This woman is way beyond a useful idiot.

    1. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

      Guilty as charged. The house I bought 2 years ago has an ADT system and signs in the yard, but I haven’t bothered paying to have the system reactivated. Because guns.

      Then again, a gun is useless if the first indication of a home invader is waking up at 3:00 a.m. with a knife to my throat…I’m failing hard on Masaad Ayoob’s layers of defense…

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        current house did not have an alarm system, but I travel too much to leave family defenseless. We have an ADT system, set every night as a routine, then we have dog that barks when it senses anyone near or outside the house, and then we have guns stashed in several quick access safes around the house. my wife does not carry, but she went and took the training and got her permit, and the kids are learning about gun safety and have shot so when they are old enough to be at home by themselves, they will know how to retreat to a bedroom and wait for the police, but bring hell on earth if some numbnut open the door

  16. avatar fuque says:

    Fine, lets cut to the chase…… Just bring all your valuables over to my place and save me the trip…

  17. avatar T says:

    That’s the thing about criminals, they don’t respond so well to please don’t rob me. They respond real well when the barrel is looking right at them!

  18. We should all put signs in front of our homes stating that it is a “Gun Free Zone”. That way we will be the only one with a gun. And if you believe that, I hear there is Arizona ocean front property for sale cheap also!

  19. avatar JimmyDelta says:

  20. avatar Taylor TX says:

    I wont have a gun in my house because theyre icky, but Ill happily announce to the world that Im defenseless. Love the liberal logic this morning.

  21. avatar fuque says:

    robbing her?… I was thinking more along the lines of rape, torture and murder…her, her kids.. husband…

  22. avatar Lolinski says:

    Who wants to rob her now?

    Not me.

  23. avatar DaveL says:

    You don’t understand. When she says she won’t have a gun in her house, she means the hired, armed security has to stay outside. Can’t have them tracking dirt on the nice carpets.

  24. avatar disthunder says:

    Bah, why would I want to rob her? Obviously there’s no guns to take. Waste of time.

  25. avatar Chas says:

    She said nothing about robbing her out in public, so I assume she’s fair game for the criminal element.

  26. Life is hard. It is even harder when you are stupid.

    That is all.

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      The Duke, FTW.

      1. The Duke knows all.

        1. avatar Bob says:

          Except you misquoted him.

          “Life’s tough, pilgrim, and it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” ― John Wayne

  27. avatar Bryan says:

    Does she not understand how easy it is to find out where she lives.
    Google gave me the answer in less than a minute.

  28. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    She’s cute. I am certain that someone breaking into her house at 3 am will be oblivious to that and won’t decide to stick around to party a little with her. Just saying

    1. avatar WRH says:

      Dirk, you need glasses or better taste in women.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        I’m thinking he is in to pity dating. Girls so appreciate him as an answer to their desperate need that they are very Very VERY grateful.

      2. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        1) taste is subjective

        2) MILFs are my weakness (long story)

        3) she looks like she has roomy hips; Brothers have a weakness for a big butt

        4) didn’t say she was model gorgeous. at 2 am, if Miss America is not around, Ms. Right Now will suffice.

        1. avatar Another Robert says:

          I’m with ya’, Dirk, at least on the MILF thing—-but then, I ain’t no spring chicken myself…

        2. avatar Bob says:

          Beer glasses make every girl look ravishing. But in the morning you might have to chew your arm off to keep from waking her up.

          Sorry. I did some time in the US Navy, and sailors really tell it like it is sometimes. No sugar-coating from them.

      3. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Dirk thinks all women are cute.

  29. avatar Gregolas says:

    This Nashville councilcritter and what passes for thought in her reminds me of when Dorothy Parker was asked to use the word “horticulture” in a sentence.
    Dorothy quipped, “You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think!”

  30. avatar Aaron says:

    Perhaps she has no official/public intention to own a gun. Politicians lie and most politicians believe there are two classes: the elites that rule and command, and then the masses that obey and serve the politicians and super rich. Laws are written for the masses to obey and live-by. The elites can say one thing and do another. The woman has taken a gun safety class. Sooner or later she will probably own a gun.

  31. avatar DerryM says:

    She’s taking “gun safety classes”, but “won’t have a gun in my house”, and publicly inviting anyone who wishes to rob her….oh, I get it…she’s using “reverse psychology”. Meantime the criminals in the surrounding area are starting a lottery for who gets to rob her first. You really cannot make this stuff up!

    Maybe the person teaching her gun safety class realized what a total moron she is and put this idea into her mind as a sort of cruel trick…if so, Nice work!

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      I just got it! She’s full of it, took a gun class but could only afford one gun, so she’s luring criminals in order to steal their guns! See?

      1. avatar DerryM says:

        Oh, yeah, THAT’S probably it! Just goes to show we can make sense of out nonsense if we’re patient and just keep trying…

  32. avatar Pascal says:

    I will give credit for this:

    “There’s so much conversation about guns and gun safety in our society, I figured the best way to understand it more deeply was to actually experience it. It’s a political conversation, and from my perspective, it’s always better to be engaging in the conversation than to ignore it.”

    My only hope is that she did not do this simply for optics. That if she really has a open mind, she will look at things from another perspective.

    That said, hopefully gun owners in the area do something to keep her from being Mayor in 2015 — should be fun with this one being mayor when the NRA convention come to town in 2015.

    1. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

      Agreed, but announcing to world your intent seems silly.

  33. avatar CBI says:

    Somehow Dorothy Parker’s quip ending, “but you can’t make her think” came to mind . . . but that would be totally unfair. While her statement was, I think, foolish, she does have the right to lead her life the way she thinks best. As long as she doesn’t try to control others — meaning us. We may think it naive, but it’s her life.

    1. avatar applebutter says:

      But that’s for “horticulture”.

  34. avatar Patrick says:

    I’ll probably get flamed for saying this, but I respect her for taking the initiative to get hands-on with a gun. Guns aren’t for everybody.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Why not?

  35. avatar Sammy says:

    You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead.

    Oliver Hardy 1933ish

  36. avatar racer88 says:

    Maybe her saying, “I never intend to own a gun….” is akin to one of us lamenting about a “tragic boating accident” involving our own collections? Hmmm? 😀

  37. avatar Rob C says:

    All the training in the world can’t stop Darwin.

  38. avatar Pashtun6 says:

    At least she was willing to take a gun safety class, the fact that she still doesn’t want to own a firearm is her choice, despite how unadvisable that may be. Her asking to not to be robbed however, could be a false flag and what she is thinking in her mind is, “I just bought a Sig Sauer P227 Carry, a Mossberg Flex 12 gauge shotgun, and a pink LaRue PredatAR with a cute aim point micro red dot optic, I dare to try and rob me.” Or is that too far fetched?

    1. avatar Herb says:

      Yes, it is too far fetched but thanks for the sarcasm break. To think that this councilwoman suddenly possesses encyclopedic knowledge of guns AND has already made the decision to kill should her home be invaded AND by doing so is going completely against the ideological beliefs she has absorbed, believed, and practiced for her entire life – that’s a bit much to think even remotely possible.

      IMO this story is not over & it could end very badly. She went WAY beyond posting the “No Guns in This House” sign.

  39. avatar Hannibal says:

    Well, I won’t, but…

  40. avatar Beth Smith says:

    Maybe she’s more of an Excaliber Crossbow kinda gal.

  41. avatar Lfshtr says:

    Gosh my .308 I play hide and seek with and my .223 is for tag, hmmm, no more games if I listen to her.

  42. avatar Cubby123 says:

    Ok ,I tell my robber buddies not to come over ,but my carjacker and Rapists buddies are on their way!

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