But you live in Rural Washington?

I often have people look at me funny when I tell them other than work, where carry is prohibited, I am ALWAYS carrying.  Seriously, I visit friends from work and the first few times they see me outside of work and they’re surprised because I wasn’t joking.

Often the question is posed by some that I live in rural Washington so when is someone going to really attack me.  The thing is, a gun is a tool.  Works on two and four legged varmints just the same.  Four legged varmints out here can be just as deadly as the two legged.  I saw a wonderful reminder today.

A "bloodthirsty" pack of dogs has killed about 100 animals in the past few months while eluding law enforcement and volunteers in northeastern Washington state, residents and authorities said.

Most recently, the dogs killed a 350-pound llama Tuesday night. They’ve also killed goats and other farm animals.

As of this writing no humans have been killed yet, but if they’re taking down large animals it’s only a matter of time.  Carrying a firearm is merely being prepared for the unexpected.  Could be an animal or a human, either way I’m going to remain vertical relative to the varmint trying to do me harm.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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One Response to But you live in Rural Washington?

  1. LibertyNews says:

    I like to tell people “The gun is the one tool that, when you really need it and don’t have it, you’re dead”. You cannot predict when danger will appear, therefore you should always be armed.