Can we start a chat thread? - Page 2
Honestly not trying to debate, because as I said - I have very real reasons for my fear and viewpoint on all of this, and I realize I'm in the minority. For as long as I'm alive, I'm sure there will be guns everywhere. That's my own issue to deal with.
My husband and I were talking about what you just brought up today, though - and I'm curious what others think - that a responsible gun carrying citizen carries a gun to protect themselves or others. We actually have very dear friends who carry, but out of respect to me will leave the guns in a locked car when we're together.
Anyhow, does that mean that none of the 10,000 people at the mall that day were carrying? My theory is that while carrying a gun for protection may be a good idea, how many people are going to approach a shooter and take care of business? Even in the military, trained soldiers are known to run the other way. It's not as simple as it sounds, and I have yet to hear of an awesome story involving a gun. I only know awful ones. :(
Yep, not debating either. Was just giving my opinion. I understand your feelings, but I have seen a couple situations/news stories where a responsible citizen took care of the bad guy. It may not be very common. Just saying. Maybe no one was carrying a gun at the mall. I don't think it's very popular to carry, but maybe I'm wrong? And I agree, I don't see someone running to help. I was thinking if they were in the same room/area already, they would want to defend themselves possibly and therefore help defend others.
Oh, me too, not trying to debate at all mamas!!
I've only met one person that carries and has discussed it with me. I've expressed my fears/concerns about the things that can go wrong and things that can happen and I can't lie and say I'm not worried. I'm going to work on that though and this isn't going to happen tomorrow by any means.
I understand this is a very uncomfortable topic and respect everyone's views.
I conceal and carry, well not since getting pregnant, it's just not comfortable, and I will not carry in my purse, too hard to get a gun out, and too easy to loose a purse, I won't carry unless I can carry on my body. I grew up around guns, and come from a family of law enforcement officers. I am very comfortable around firearms.
I wish EVERYONE would take a Conceal and Carry class, even if they don't want to carry. The information that they teach are INVALUABLE. It is said that only 1/3 of those who take the class will ever conceal and carry. There were several in the class I took that were taking it because their husbands cc and they wanted to know more about it, but did not want to do it themselves. Also it is said that less than 1% of people who do CC will ever draw their weapon, but out of those who do 99% saved their life and the lives of those with them.
Oh and to the mamma who doesn't wear pants this is what I have something called a belly band holster that is very comfortable. I too wear lots of skirts
There are many places where you cannot carry. And every mall in the metro area that I live in have very strict no firearm rules. So chances are that mall was the same way, same with the theater in Colorado, it was a no firearm zone. Each individual store owner has the right to declare their place of business a no gun zone.
Oh my, yes. What IS this? I feel absolutely awful today. Worst day so far, hands down. And I thought being in the 2nd trimester was supposed to be glowy and non-vomitous.
I shouldn't complain, because I've been a lucky bunny - this is my first day with any nausea at all. And now I've gone and barfed in the Target parking lot...
I haven't commented on the guns issue for a reason (I prefer to listen to both sides and stay out of the debate), but, oh, Connecticut. Those families. Those children.
I had a prenatal visit today and the HR was in the 150's- such a reassuring thing since I've felt less bloated than ever this week and feeling GREAT (no nausea or fatigue) this week- was starting to worry that I didn't 'feel pregnant' anymore!?! The bad news is that I'm up 17 lbs and I'm only 13 weeks?!? I'm not eating nearly as much as I was in weeks 7-10 and I didn't think that I was overeating- but perhaps I'll have to watch it more closely and increase the number of work outs from 3 per week to 5 (which is hard because when I get home from work I don't want to leave again. I don't get a lunch break so that isn't an option. The nice thing is that my days are only 7.5-8 hours so I'll take the shorter day with no lunch over a 9 hour day with an hour lunch!) They told me that it is ok to maintain my weight until 3rd trimester since I've already gained so much. I don't really 'feel' or look like I've gained that much, I'm still wearing many things that I wore pre-preg. It is strange. (I am fairly tall- 5'9" and carry my weight well, but you would think that you would be able to see that kind of weight gain in my face, etc and when I tell friends/ co-workers they are shocked because they say that it doesn't look like I've gained anything except a bump? I dono.... I need to quit obsessing.
I literally feel sick about this. I will hug my child extra close tonight!
I guess I'm going to put this site as my news feed. We've not got a tv or newspaper & only receive 1 radio station where we're at. I've heard of the mall & now a school on MDC before NPR can broadcast it in the morning. I feel blessed we're able to homeschool & am saddened that parents who can't aren't able to feel as safe. Though there is a fair share of home invasions also; I reckon I oughtn't to count my chickens before they're hatched.