Norville, on Oct 18 2004, 02:25 AM, said:
if you're transporting a gun, you *should* pay attention, serious attention.
Heck, if you're driving a car, you should pay serious attention.
I never said any different, so let's not argue about that...
Re: my mentioning that my father cleaned up after a friend's gun suicide...
No, let's not argue. I came back here today to post something snarky about what would happen if we enforce every law to the extreme, mostly out of disgust for all the weekend pilots who buzz my community because we complain about their failure to stick to legal airways, maybe add another dig at Laura Bush, who actually killed somebody due to her carelessness, but I'm not feeling up to it just now.
Guns don't kill people. People kill people. My father killed himself. He used a gun. I don't know who cleaned up after him (and now I'm wondering, because it couldn't have been my mom, and I can't ask her), but the only sign in the house a few hours later was the hole in the wall, and even that got plastered and painted over soon. I usually don't start obsessing about this until late January, and I get over it by the fifth of March, but you never know what will bring on a painful memory.
Before I get any deeper into Why Did You Do It, Daddy, let me say that I am not upset, nor am I blaming anybody about bringing up suicide, since it is a topic that I myself wish people would speak about more freely, and perhaps free my dad's surviving family to talk about it and free ourselves from the hurt. Frankly, an open discussion of suicide, preferably without all the fire and brimstone stuff my sibs and I have been treated to over the decades, would be excellent. Anybody up for it?
The once and future Nonny
"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world." Can anyone tell me who I am quoting? I found this with no attribution.
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