Thursday, May 28, 2009
Where's My Piece??
Hope that this week is coming along well for you. Mine is fine. Didn’t do too well on my 100% raw day. Started feeling bad (I’m sure from detoxification) at work & didn’t want to feel that way at work, so I ate some baked Doritos. Today is a new day, so I’ll play it by ear. I think that I will try a weekend eating 100% raw. That way I can go thru detoxification in the privacy of my home.
But onto the topic at hand. Recently, Atlanta city council president & mayoral candidate Lisa Borders had her home broken into – for the third time. Yes, I said the third time – within 9 months. To make matters worse, she was at home sleeping this time when it occurred. See story here. I bring this up because a popular radio show host posed the following question on yesterday. “As a single female, what would you do if someone were to break into your home?”
My personal answer is, “Get my child, gun and hide.” I presently don’t have a gun, but I do want one. As a single mother, I have pondered this for awhile and am settled on owning a handgun. I’ve gone so far as to check out local gun shops w/firing ranges that offer classes. Me and other single co-workers and some friends have even discussed going to Ladies Night at local firing ranges. (Yes, gun stores w/firing ranges do offer a Ladies night.)
Some of you may be wondering why, with a kid in the house, I would want to have a gun in my residence. My short answer is for that very reason. I’m a single woman Which for some reason tends to garner less respect than a woman w/a man. (Refer to post & comments on NuKynk) and I have someone precious (my daughter) at home. And cat. My viewpoint may (or may not) be different with a man in the house. However, I have to function and deal with the present as it is. I can remember a time, not that long ago, when I never would’ve considered this. But my views have changed. I’ve had my home broken into (a few years ago) and my child freaked out (let alone myself) for weeks about it. I honestly would feel more comfortable with one. I can remember mentioning my desire to own a gun to a guy I was seeing once and he was not feeling it. So I pose this question to the ladies and gents reading this post.
For the Ladies:
Are you opposed to owning a gun? Why or why not?
For the Gents:
Are you opposed to your lady/wife owning a gun? Why or why not?