Dave’s Strange and Unusual World

April 24, 2008

A Right and A Privilege: Guns and American Hospitality

Filed under: Knee-Slappingly Funny — dangrdave @ 2:50 pm

Recently, I wrote in a post about being afraid of those who may have guns and the will to use them. Trint, being ever-vigilant, commented and brought up the fact that this no-nonsense attitude of gun owners is precisely what keeps Americans safe and lowers crime.

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket or do You Just Feel Safe to be Here?

This morning, on American Thinker, I read a pretty interesting article by Thomas Lifson about a BBC correspondent’s take on guns versus security. Lifson mentions that “when people know that others are armed, they tend to be very polite.”

I went and read the BBC article, wherein the correspondent mentions that “it is a paradox. Along with the guns there is a tranquility and a civility about American life of which most British people can only dream.” He goes on to state that, “it is an odd fact that a nation we associate…with violence is also so serene, so unscarred by petty crime, so innocent of brawling.”

Now, generally, Americans never really have the opportunity to hear the story from outsiders because our mainstream media has a different agenda. We only ever hear that guns are “bad” and that we would be much safer if we lived in a world without guns. I find it interesting to see, in the above-reference articles, that even a liberal-leaning organization such as the BBC will occasionally admit what most Americans already know: that guns and citizen safety go hand-in-hand.

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Bear Those Arms!

I would like to give a “shout-out” and a personal thank you to America for the right to bear arms; and, to all you folks with itchy trigger fingers, I mean that in all sincerity and civility!



  1. “it is an odd fact that a nation we associate…with violence is also so serene, so unscarred by petty crime, so innocent of brawling.”

    Wow, I don’t know where he vacationed, but I don’t know anyplace that’s ‘innocent of brawling’. I mean, sure, people might not be shooting each other, but … has he never been to Baltimore?

    Comment by Ghosty — April 25, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  2. If he finds our country serene and tranquil, then my guess would be that Britain may not be the best vacation destination.

    Comment by dangrdave — April 25, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

  3. I think that IS a gun in your pocket… And, yet, I still feel safe to be here.

    😉 Love, your wife

    Comment by Amber — April 25, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

  4. I show up here, and the first thing I see is your wife’s comment. Now I’m afraid to read the rest of the post.

    Comment by Ghosty — April 28, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

  5. As a result of Amber’s comment, I am now proud to report that we are expecting. (special note to parents: my comment is not completely true…but, we are practicing for the occasion!).

    Comment by dangrdave — April 28, 2008 @ 9:33 pm

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