Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


It just takes one instance

We all seem to have that "come to Jesus" moment in our life at one point or another and often it has nothing to do with religion.

My ex and I had that moment with gun control on Dec. 11, 1994. It was the day before Pickle's baptism day. Uzz's late sister, Deb, had left her psycho (certifiable) husband and traveled out to West Texas to kill two birds with one stone. She was going to bring her children and Uzz's mom out for the baptism while escaping crazyman. Well, he knew we were having the baptism, so he started calling us in the middle of the night threatening to kill us. He left messages like "I hope you're right with the Lord because I'd hate to kill you and send you to hell" and similar messages. This was in the days before caller ID, so we didn't know if he was still home in the Corsicana area or just around the corner at the Kwikee Mart. We were terrified for us, Pickle and for anyone at the church.

So, we went from being Brady's Bunch on gun control to seeking out our own self-defense. Uzz did what most guys would do and turned to a thug-buddy who worked with him and borrowed a bun. He was armed for the eucharist and the reception. It was scary and reassuring all at the same time.

People ask me if it is disconcerting that Army of Dad has a concealed handgun license (CHL) and carries wherever he legally can ... I tell them that it is the absolute opposite. I feel safer having him with me and knowing that he is armed. I will likely get my CHL this year.

Kim DuToit posted about a liberal's conversion from the dark side after he had his come to Jesus moment when he was accosted by a gun-wielding thug and saw the light. It is a good read and I highly recommend it. Maybe, some folks might think twice about the positives of gun ownership in the the right people's hands before something crappy has to happen to them.

As a post-script and a giggle, check out the name of the columnist who wrote the story.


  • At 11:27 PM, May 18, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    The Anarchangel wrote this the other day, and I found it to be veritas.

    "The only proof against mass slaughter, genocide, and democide is an armed and educated populace. It always has been, and always will be."

    And, in the situation you describe, I find it rings true on the small scale as well. The right to protect one's family and self is not granted by our government -- it is inherent to life. It supersedes any form of government or religion. It is a priori

    PS: Sorry I couldn't make it over the other day. Was feeling a little wonkey :-/


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