2665Re:Meli, guns and common sense
- Nov 2, 2000Dear Johann,
I WILL turn 32 next week, as I said, and cannot see at all what that has to
do with the discussion we are having. I am an adult with children of my own.
I am plenty prepared to deal with the consequences of killing someone who
forces me to do so, through their own act(s) of violence toward me or mine.
I do not believe in a "Man upstairs," so that is not one of my particular
concerns. The issue was not the theft of our vehicle, but the
threatening/baiting of our persons with said vehicle. By the way, a Chevy
Suburban (or, in truth, any other automobile!) is as deadly a weapon as any
We did not have the luxury of moving when the incident happened. We had just
bought the house (our first!) three months before this happened, and did not
have the means necessary to pack up and leave. And why the hell should we
have to move just because some kids don't like my skin/hair/eye color and
choice of mates???
As for racism and dealing with it, I have already expressed how we dealt with
our encounter. Being armed, vigilant, educated, and otherwise prepared works
for us and many others in the world.
Brightest blessings! Meli
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