Random Thought

So some idiot sparked a debate on twitter.  The best part is, it is obvious I backed him into a corner with no way out.  He has been continuing to dance around the point once I illustrated the problem with his argument.

He absolutely refused to answer the following question and would dance around it.

Answer my question. Would you disarm the law abiding in attempt to quell crime. Yes or no?

He would give a response dancing around the question to which I would reply something along the lines of well why do police carry guns then?  He would dance right around it.

Now this individual wouldn’t admit that he wanted to disarm everyone.  His solution to self-defense? Martial Arts.  Evidently the thought never crossed his mind that his solution wouldn’t work for everyone.

This little jewel though actually made me laugh.

Now why would I laugh?  Well honestly because I’m quite happy in fact that the women in my life that I care about, for the most part, all carry concealed weapons.  From bloggers who I consider friends, to my wife, to local friends I hang out with.  The close women in my life who don’t currently are the in-laws and I’m working on that problem.  At least the father-in-law does.

There’s a running joke between my wife and I.  I’m not a big fan of nuts in my chocolate cookies.  So when someone asks, “I like my women like I like cookies, without nuts.”  I guess I need to abridge that to also state, “I like my women to be packing steel in their pants.”

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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7 Responses to Random Thought

  1. NotClauswitz says:

    Martial arts….like throwing stars and chinese swords? Or like European sabers and epee? Or like…guns? What a buffoon.

  2. Old NFO says:

    So what’s he planning to do against a criminal with a gun???

    • Oh, don’t get me started. Supposedly he has disarmed a criminal in the past.

      Best part was he claimed the perp went to jail but he refused to provide a date, jurisdiction, or any other identifying information. The burden was on me he said to disprove it.

      I finally blocked him after he said something about putting my wife and Mike Tyson in a cage to fight. The guy was definitely missing some screws. Just ask Linoge.

  3. puck says:

    So what is my 93 year old mother supposed to do? She can barely walk, she is only five feet tall and shrinking. There is no possibility that she can do a flying spinning kick while screaming a martial arts shout.

    And even if she could today, there is no way that she could have done so eight months ago, just after surgery.

    Martial arts are (theoretically) viable for the young and fit, and not even theoretically useful for the aged and infirm.

    These idealistic assholes chose their ideal world before consulting the real world for its opinion.

    The bright side? We get to laugh at them when they are old, defenseless, easy prey living in the world they made. Come to think of it, I should make a list of people to go beat up, who’s stuff I can steal, later – just in case I fall on hard times. I’m sure the hard-core crooks are already doing so.

    • Barron says:

      I point out that exact problem and he would dodge it.

      He seemed to think that Radial Nerve palsy would prevent the wife from using a gun but for some reason he still felt she could go toe to toe with a man twice her size. Brains weren’t strong with this one.

      • BobG says:

        I’m 60 years old, have a bad heart, bad back, and a bad right shoulder. There is no way I am going to try fighting toe-to-toe with some strapping 20 year old unless absolutely necessary. Someone like that could kill or cripple me in a regular knockdown fight.

        The only martial art I believe in is Ching Pow:

        Ching – (sound of racking the slide on a gun)
        Pow – (sound of the gun when pulling the trigger)