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ID – SELF-PROTECTION – A Gun for My Wife

My wife declared, one Sunday morn, “I’d like to have a gun.” I asked her, “Are you scared, or do you want a gun for fun?” I told her she could use my guns whenever she’s alone. But she wanted something smaller and a gun to call her own. For her a gun would be okay. She’d been around a few. But what really made me wince was this: She wanted bullets, too! So, with some hesitation and a check book in my hand, I drove on down to Harold’s place. I knew he’d understand. Well, Harold dealt with guns and gear. He recognized my plight. So, he said, “Get her a gun today. You don’t, you’ve got a fight.” Harold wasn’t kidding, so I took one on the chin. Then noticed a revolver that a patron traded in. I asked to get a better look. He handed me the gun. A Smith and Wesson .38. My shopping day was done. He took my cash then wrapped the gun and bullets, too, of course. I took it home and really hoped I’d never feel remorse. My wife unwrapped the gun, and now she had her own defense. We went out in the backyard, nailed a target to the fence. Men like to show their prowess. I knew how to shoot a gun. But when it came to handguns, my experience was none. I aimed straight down the barrel, took a shot. Where did it go? I missed the target and the fence. My wife said, “You shot low.” Embarrassed wasn’t quite the word. I’d proved I couldn’t shoot. But then, it was a handgun, so who really gives a hoot.  [full article]

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