What an irrelevant and silly story!
That sort of thing could never happen in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Now turn in your Weapons of Mindless Destruction (WMDs) while repeating after me:
That could never happen here. That could never happen to me! That could never happen here. That could never happen to me! That could never happen here. That could never happen to me! That could never happen here. That could never happen to me!
Still have those nasty WMDs? Not sure yet about surrendering them for the better good? Repeat as often as necessary.
Still not convinced? Lie back and think of
England, er, AmericaPresident Obama and repeat it some more while humming America the Beautiful or This Land is Your Land. Remember, in our land of the free, it’s your choice which to hum.
Finished? Convinced? Great! What a good little citizen you are! Now turn in your foolish WMDs and be safe and secure in the knowledge that the State will protect you in the most reasonable and common sense ways possible.
You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door.
Half-awake, nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers.
At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.
With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun.
You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it.
In the darkness, you make out two shadows . One holds something that looks like a crowbar.
When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire.
The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.
One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside..
As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.
In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that…
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