December 16, 2006

Some Kind Of Wonderful

It's a Grand Funk Railroad tune talking about how cool a man's lady is. Here's a vid of a band called The GroanUps doing the tune. Here are the lyrics.

But speaking of a lady who treats her man right...

Man answers door. Thugs bust in. Girlfriend shoots thugs. Any questions? Kim du Toit has the details along with some commentary. & it seems that since the thugs in question weren't taxpayer funded there'll be no charges filed against the lady who defended her own.

As is mentioned in Kim's post the girlfriend grazed her boyfriend's back with one of her shots. While missing him entirely would have been a good thing under the circumstances it'd have been aceptable if she'd have hit him solidly as long as she stopped the threat. Accidentally shooting her lover would have been tragic in many ways, but it's better that she took that risk to save him & herself. After all the thugs who broke in likely would have killed both of them anyway so there was no worse outcome to be avoided by not shooting.

& as Kim points out keep a loaded gun around for such situations. Having a firearm locked up in a safe or unloaded in a closet or under the bed might make you feel better about some hypothetical safety issue but it'll impede your ability to defend yourself & your home. When someone breaks in they don't usually abide by a "time out" while you fetch your ammo & load. Firearms can be stored safely even whle loaded. If you need specific advice on the best way to do so I'm sure Kim would be most happy to offer counsel, as would I.

Posted by Publicola at December 16, 2006 07:26 PM | TrackBack

There must be,
50 ways to shoot your lover ...

50 ways to shoot your lover

Posted by: jed at December 17, 2006 04:44 PM

The song was written by John Ellison, of the Soul Brothers Six, who first recorded it. Huey Lewis and Buddy Guy have both covered it, but my favorite version is by Joss Stone.

Posted by: triticale at December 17, 2006 05:24 PM

How ironic seeing this post today!

Yesterday a pickup truck pulled into our driveway here in rural, wooded, REMOTE location. Someone gets out and BOLTS around the back of the house. It takes me 20 seconds to half a minute to lay my hands on "junior" and I realize that's WAY too long.

Luckily, it turned out to be a couple of harmless hippies (I know -- I was one 35 years ago myself) lost and wanting the next house (half a mile) up the hill.

Lessons learned: 1) Quicker access to firearm. 2) larger capacity firearm. 3) Pick up spare mag at the same time. 4) People can still scare the cr@p out of me.

Anything else?


Posted by: Peet at December 18, 2006 07:31 AM
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