Brenda - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 47 moms have responded )
I have a close friend who was transferred to Texas a little over a year ago. He is a pretty reasonable person, but I am starting to feel like he is a bit paranoid about certain things.
Granted, I have never spent an extended amount of time in Dallas/Ft Worth, but he tells me that the crime is really bad in a lot of areas; especially areas around the airport, where he works nights. He decided he wanted to get his license to carry a concealed weapon. I was a bit taken back but to each his own, right?
Well, the other day we were having a discussion and the topic of gun control came up. He may be transferred again and he told me that he planned on carrying his gun in his new state of residence, regardless of where he was transferred, because he has the right to protect himself. So we went back and forth a little and I asked where he keeps his guns when he comes home, assuming he has some sort of safe or gun cabinet. He told me most of his guns are locked up, but when he is at home, he keeps the handgun out and loaded at all times in order to protect himself.
I am sorry, but I feel like carrying a weapon INSIDE your home is a little extreme and I told him so. Of course this resulted in a HUUUUUGE debate (read: argument) about gun control and the right to bear arms and protect oneself & family. I was simply pointing out that if he plans on getting married and having children, it seemed dangerous to keep a loaded weapon out or wear a loaded weapon in his holster around children. I mean, I would not want to date someone who carried a gun around 24/7... yes I told him that too and he was not happy with me. Gee, and he wonders why he has problems finding a girlfriend?
Oy. And all that yelling over him not being willing to put his gun away.
So tell me fellow debaters, was I out of line?