One of the blessings of blogging is that I’ve met so many wonderful people. I haven’t met most of them in the conventional sense — that is, I haven’t been in the same physical space with them — but I’ve corresponded with them over the years and feel I know them as I well as if I’d met them at a PTA meeting, Republican gathering, soccer game, or at the dojo. One of those people is Mike McDaniel, who blogs at Stately McDaniel Manor. Read Mike’s writing and you know you’re in the presence of a mensch.
This particular mensch happens to be a big Second Amendment advocate, and he recently published an article at the Gun Values Board about the rising number of women who have guns. We women are raised to be afraid of guns, but more and more women are recognizing that a gun is a great equalizer. Whether you’re facing a random crazy person or an insanely angry spouse, a gun provides women with the margin of strength that nature denied them.
I used to think that guns meant mayhem. I’ve now come to understand that guns in the hands of amoral bullies mean mayhem. A moral, armed citizenry is a safe citizenry.
America’s First Sergeant has a related post, not about guns per se, but about our obligation to defend ourselves. As he makes clear, there is a difference between bullying and self-defense. The Left has raised a generation of children who cannot make this distinction, meaning that the bullies rule.
(P.S. America’s First Sergeant is also a mensch, although I’m not sure you’re supposed to say that about a Marine Sergeant.)