Wednesday, January 9, 2008
A feminist, name of Mad Kane
Thinks the word "chick" is a bane,
Hates guns that are pink,
And I really do think
My blog would just drive her insane.
I found this lady's blog while perusing my sitemeter - someone had done a google search for "cute pink guns" and her blog came up in the results along with mine. Ms. Kane makes political and social commentary in the form of limericks and haikus. Very clever!
As shown in the links above, Ms. Kane believes that if you teach a girl to shoot, you will be turning her into a killer. Do girls who learn to cook also become killers? Some kitchen knives are really big. And sharp. If quartering a head of cabbage with your largest santoku does not turn you into a dangerous ax-wielding maniac hellbent on decapitating innocent strangers, how does putting holes in a piece of paper 10 yards away with a tool that just happens to go bang turn you into a deranged homicidal gun-toting psychopath?
In fact, I've done far more damage to myself in the kitchen than I ever have on the range. I have filleted my own index finger with a chef's knife (don't ask) but I have never once shot myself. And nor will I.
If you are a normal person, guns will make you a more fully conscious human being. Shooting a gun is like yoga - you have to be very aware of your body: posture, breathing, the tiniest movements (down to how you move your fingertip) all affect whether or not you'll be able to hit the target consistently. Owning a gun requires you to be fully mindful of your environment and the 4 Rules in order to handle, carry and store your firearm safely. As a very nice and very wise man once said to me, it's "Zen and the art of the pistoleer."