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How I Evolved on Guns During the #BostonPoliceScanner Manhunt
PJ Media ^ | 4/22/2013 | Paula Bolyard

Posted on 04/23/2013 8:10:55 AM PDT by rktman

In the wee hours of Friday morning, April 19th, I evolved on guns.

First, a confession: I’ve never owned a gun. I never wanted one in my home and, like a lot of moms, I wanted to raise non-violent children and thought keeping guns out of our home was one way to do that. When my kids were young, I didn’t want them to play with toy guns — in fact, I was rather insistent about it. Eventually, I realized that little boys will make guns out of just about anything — bananas, sticks, the dog’s paw, their fingers — nothing is safe from their imaginative minds. So I compromised and allowed squirt guns and non-gun-looking Nerf guns, but nothing that resembled a “real” gun.

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KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; bostonbombing; guncontrol; guns; revelation; secondamendment
The light comes on. Of course the "other" side will want to remind this woman that with a gun in the house there is a 90% greater chance of an AD. A 90% greater chance of suicide. (Just using 90% since that seems to be what the asshats are using for everything these days.) Kind of like 90% of firearm sales are never recorded. 90% of all guns recovered in meh-he-ko came from the US(think fast and furious). Kudos to this lady for seeing the light.
1 posted on 04/23/2013 8:10:55 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Six months from now, when all of this becomes a dim memory, “Mom” will slowly return to her anti-gun feelings.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 8:16:41 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: rktman

A conservative is a liberal that has been mugged.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 8:16:51 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: rktman

Obviously “dad” is not a shooter, or at the least, not well-versed in firearm handling: his finger is on the trigger of that shotgun!


4 posted on 04/23/2013 8:17:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Mom should get a Saiga 12 with a few 12 round mags for in the home use.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 8:19:36 AM PDT by GladesGuru (uences, Ja!)
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To: justlurking

“A conservative is a liberal that has been mugged.”

....by reality.

“Reality...what a concept!”
Robin Williams


6 posted on 04/23/2013 8:23:38 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: rktman

Tell liberals that are waking up that even if they shudder at the prospect to have a gun in the home, even if they are still opposed to have a gun in their home, that at a minimum agree to never let anyone know there are no guns in their home, Why?

Because the ‘possibility’ of a gun, just the idea of a gun in a home is enough to deter criminals.

And importantly this is why we as a society never want the government to register our guns or lack of guns. The information shows weaknesses in non-gun homes.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 8:23:49 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: justlurking

A NY politician said that “they say a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, well I habe been mugged and I am still a liberal!”

A voice from the crowd yelled out “Mug him again!”.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 8:24:05 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: GladesGuru

Sadly, illegal in the People Republic of MA.

Weapons are not for self-defense, but for peasant, er, I mean pheasant, hunting.

Witness the guy who was attacked by a bear in his back yard being prosecuted by People’s Republic.


9 posted on 04/23/2013 8:27:33 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: rktman
I know lots of veterans and there is not one of them that I am afraid of with a gun. Which groups have shown that we should watch out for them? Islamist, at least the “radicalized” seem dangerous to me. What do the Arizona shooter, Columbine high school terrorists, Sandy hook, and many other murderous acts have in common? Democrat parents are a commonality.
10 posted on 04/23/2013 8:28:54 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: rktman

“First, a confession: I’ve never owned a gun. I never wanted one in my home..........”

She sounds apologetic, I have absolutly no problem with that whatsoever, I could care less. If thats what someone chooses to do. Thats the difference, gun people dont care if you own a gun or not but Anti gun people want to stick their nose in my buisness and take mine away.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 8:34:59 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Yo-Yo

To be fair, she’s hardly a Rachel Maddow type. Everyone BUT her in her family has had/used guns so this isn’t quite the long leap imagined. She just wouldn’t touch them because she was squeamish about hunting.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 8:35:07 AM PDT by relictele
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Witness the guy who was attacked by a bear in his back yard being prosecuted by People’s Republic.

Reminds me of the mountain lion attacks in California. Most are pre-programmed to die unarmed and watch others in horror.

13 posted on 04/23/2013 8:35:33 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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What part of NOT do they NOT understand?

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Stand with Free Republic.

14 posted on 04/23/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rktman

There’s a 1270% chance that most of those statistics are made up.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: rktman

During all these gun control arguments, we always ran into those “I’m a gun owner, but [fill in the anti-gun argument] posers.

Not sure here, for these “scales fell from my eyes” articles have the same “but . . . “ feeling to them, only for our side. However they will always find a sale-able market, and if true, she is another welcome immigrant from The Dark Side.
“Those who convert are holier than the Pope”. :-)


16 posted on 04/23/2013 8:38:18 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: rktman
Periodically I see these “The light dawned” (or in most cases a slight glimmer penetrated the stygian darkness of the anti-gun mind). Who cares? Some moron had a cosmic ray hit a brain cell and logic rather than emotion bubbled to the top for a femtosecond. It won't last.

To me people who aren't anti-gunners and who haven't been anti-gunners and in all likelihood won't ever be anti-gunners are far more worthy of being listened to. Screw this wimpy bed-wetting idiot and to hell with her thoughts. They aren't worth examining.

17 posted on 04/23/2013 8:43:16 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: rktman

And don’t forget, 90% of Americans want to be disarmed and live in a police state.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 8:44:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: rktman
Nice article, and thanks for posting. The difference between a "shelter in place" with a firearm and without one is the difference between living in fear of an criminal and him living in fear of me. I prefer the latter.

It's a good thing the author didn't post this directly to FR, though. Nobody around here has any opinions on home defense weaponry. ;-)

19 posted on 04/23/2013 8:45:28 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: from occupied ga
Agreed. The *feeling* she had won't last.

At one time, I thought I would *protect* my neighbors as myself, if something serious went down. After I have seen what these LIEberals have in mind to do to me, I have had an epiphany too....I'll stand by and watch from a distance. F 'em.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: rktman

Author’s bio: Paula Bolyard

Paula first learned about the power of online activism in 2004 when she helped organize a response to an Ohio newspaper’s week-long series associating homeschoolers with murderers and child molesters. An unapologetic Christian and Constitutional conservative and now “retired” from homeschooling, Paula lives in N.E. Ohio with her husband, younger son, three dogs, two parrots, and a ferret. Her elder son is a junior at Hillsdale College.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 8:55:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: rktman
Then, too, 90% of high capacity pressure cookers are never registered ~ and who in this country knows if one of them is missing and in the hands of dangerous islamofascist terrorists or 90% of their running dog lackeys in the media.

This world is too dangerous for leftwingtards ~ they should be encouraged to 'check out' as soon as possible and leave the rest of us alone.

22 posted on 04/23/2013 8:56:06 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I read that Williams and Sonoma pulled all the pressure cookers off their shelves in MA yesterday. Really? Really?


23 posted on 04/23/2013 9:01:14 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: MeganC

It is an absolutely irrefutable improbabililty that your statistics are deterministically juxtaposed in opposition to nondeterministic empiracle data that uncategorically makes the counter-point with minimal correlation. :^)


24 posted on 04/23/2013 9:03:48 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: rktman
I realized at that moment that the police cannot protect me from the Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs of the world.

That is right. Not even with 3,000 cops within a half mile of your house.

I realized right then that if I were holed up in my house while a cold-blooded terrorist roamed my neighborhood, I wouldn’t want to be a sitting duck with only a deadbolt lock between me and an armed intruder. There are not enough police and they cannot come to my rescue quickly enough.

Once the bad guy, terrorist or otherwise, is in your house he's not likely to let you make a phone call. Feinstein is an idiot ... in the literal sense of the word.

25 posted on 04/23/2013 9:04:32 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Daffynition
I realized at that moment that the police cannot protect me from the Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs of the world.

Welcome to adulthood. Finally...?

26 posted on 04/23/2013 9:07:13 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: rktman
I read that Williams and Sonoma pulled all the pressure cookers off their shelves in MA yesterday. Really? Really?

Eat your meat raw or you can't have any pudding!

27 posted on 04/23/2013 9:09:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: GladesGuru

A Saiga12 is too heavy for most ladies... After trying several things including the Saiga12 the wife settled on a Mossy .410 pump with Winchester’s self defense loads and a Sig P232SS .380. I would rather see a lessor hit than a flinch and miss with a heavier round.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 9:14:13 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: rktman

To me having a gun in my house is like having a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector. Just for emergencies, not something I really think about much. Just another tool in the tool box.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 9:15:40 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Maybe, maybe not. She may be using a Conservative mantle as a meal ticket. I have no way of knowing, which is why I remain skeptical.

Yet, having her kid at Hillsdale is a good sign. Yet, raising two boys to be metrosexuals, is on balance, not so encouraging.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 9:16:57 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: central_va

Gun singular? LOL!


31 posted on 04/23/2013 9:17:13 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rktman
I can believe it ~ after all, what else are people there in Massachusetts to use as a defensive weapon outside of ballbats soaked in motor oil for 25 years and pressure cookers packed with black powder scraped from fireworks?

Remember, nothing beats a homemade claymore for keeping kids off your lawn!

32 posted on 04/23/2013 9:31:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Yeah, about 30 feet off the lawn.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 9:38:15 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: muawiyah
Remember, nothing beats a homemade claymore for keeping kids off your lawn!

equals jail time for possession

Command detonated scale model = legal

34 posted on 04/23/2013 9:51:58 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: rktman
Eventually, I realized that little boys will make guns out of just about anything — bananas, sticks, the dog’s paw, their fingers — nothing is safe from their imaginative minds.

Including pop-tarts that fail to be chewed or bitten into form of a mountain, but end up looking "like" a gun.

Got the kid in a jam. Had a crummy result. Kicked out of school. Teachers and principal afraid mother's milk will undoubtedly & inevitably lead to heroin abuse. Something must be done.

I know! Let's drug them into passivity, to keep them from acting like little boys. I should know...I raised two wild little indians. Fighting and making noise, always at odds with each other, throwing a ball towards the house, breaking a window even after I told 'em over and over "please don't do that. You'll break a window eventually". It's just not natural, i tell ya'...

I mean, me and my own "little brother" never acted like that when we were little. The neighborhood kids wouldn't bundle up in multiple layers of clothing in the middle of summer chasing each other around shooting Daisy bb guns at each other. Never happened. All 20 or so reported incidents of that behavior. Nope. No fire crackers and bottle rockets either. We DID NOT fashion a mortar tube out a pipe with mud plugging one end, and eventually, after a few rounds of ranging fire, score a hit on a neighborhood dog that had bitten several of us, with a couple requiring more than a few stitches to sew us back up. Nope. That's not the sort of thing normal little boys would experiment with. There were no mini-bikes and homemade go-carts using small 3 to 5 horsepower side-shaft Briggs & Stratton or Tecumseh engines either. No playing football in the street. Those left over, colorful remnants strewn here and there suggesting there may have been some serious water-balloon raids having taken place? Those little things must have blown in from the next town over...

Above all, we were all very quiet. Only played tea party with tiny cups and saucers. Nobody later went to Vietnam. Everybody who did came back alive.

35 posted on 04/23/2013 9:53:39 AM PDT by BlueDragon (drinking tea leads to right wing racism. gospel according to chrissy the sissy matthews)
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To: rktman

Whatever, Ms. Bolyard. There’s more to “seeing the light” than just buying a gun. A good deal more. For far too many people in the next few weeks, getting a gun is going to be like getting a tattoo: a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.


36 posted on 04/23/2013 10:07:46 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: rktman

I just went from no guns in the house to a Springfield 9mm XD subcompact and a Ruger sr-22 for my wife and daughter. Me and my son will use the 9mm but the girls will train and shoot both as well.
It’s amazing the change I’ve had with gun ownership lately. Obama seems to be a great gun salesman along with these effing terrorists. I will not sit in my home without protection should there be a manhunt in our neighborhood.


37 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:15 AM PDT by oust the louse (You need your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.)
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To: BlueDragon

Agreed. We NEVER did any of those things either. Just placid youngsters chewing on a piece of grass and gazing at the sky. LOL!


38 posted on 04/23/2013 10:35:20 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rktman

I never could actually sleep with a fishing line tied around one toe. Tried it, but keep thinking about giant catfish, and what if.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 10:38:08 AM PDT by BlueDragon (drinking tea leads to right wing racism. gospel according to chrissy the sissy matthews)
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To: rktman
Gun singular? LOL!

Well maybe more than one....

40 posted on 04/23/2013 10:38:18 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Eggs ackley. Now, put a tool in every room so when the front door bursts open no matter where you are in your home you have the tools at hand not needing to run for them inorder to fix the problem.


41 posted on 04/23/2013 10:44:52 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: muawiyah

did she have a license to have those children? (/s)


42 posted on 04/23/2013 10:48:00 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: bushbuddy

Actually, Bill Bennett is the one who said, “Neocons are liberals who’ve been mugged by reality...”


43 posted on 04/23/2013 10:50:22 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: MHGinTN
Nothing comes with 200 feet of the main central_va compound building without me knowing.

More than one...

44 posted on 04/23/2013 10:50:42 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: PowderMonkey

no,

it is going to be a statement.

a stement of poersonal empowerment.

it will be a physical medium to communicate an idea.

The medium is the message.


45 posted on 04/23/2013 11:15:15 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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