Monday, March 15, 2010

inconceivable!

We have circumnavigated the globe, scaled its highest mountains, plumbed the depths of its oceans, and walked on its moon. We can create a human life in a petrie dish, watch news stories unfold before our eyes, and store the entire Library of Congress on a microchip.

What was once believed to be impossible is now taken for granted - we even elected a black man, who campaigned against a woman, to be President of the United States.

But a person like me (or Lissa, or Tam, or Roberta, or Nicki, or Labrat, or Farmgirl, or Jennifer, or Brigid, or Phlegmmy, or Zendo Deb, or...) with a gun? Unthinkable.

Now, imagine for a moment that inside the Starbucks just a few yards away from the protest, is a group of ladies who had gathered for an afternoon of tea, pastries, and camaraderie. A diverse group including perhaps a young professional, an artist, and a stay at home mother, they are all open carrying. Business casual, blue jeans, or baby in tow, each woman has a gun on her hip.

...and oh, how they'd laugh at the suggestion that somehow they all wished they were men.

15 comments:

John B said...

I'm totally glad they're women..

I'm also totally glad they're armed.

Makes uncouth louts, like me, remember to say "Yes Maam".

Heinlein got it right.

Armed, Polite, Society!

Joanna said...

Men have to open their own doors. I'll keep my double X's, thanks. >:-)

Me said...

Armed chicks in Starbucks...I'm digging that. One of my goals in life is to teach every gal in America how to shoot and shoot well, and then get her a good handgun (and ideally a good rifle).

Robb Allen said...

I'd love to see that bint try her shit in Israel where you'll find young women with AR-15s slung across their back while buying ice cream.

Image is SFW, but the website isn't. So, don't click around if your boss is standing over your shoulder.

Earl said...

Is there a problem with gun carrying guys and gals? Not with me.

B Smith said...

I'm also digging all the women I'm seeing with their own bikes. Biker chick with a gun? I'll be in my bunk.

Lydia said...

Thanks for that link, I didn't realize one of the companies that I followed was attached to that moronic campaign. I have learned more about guns and their truly dutiful and responsible owners than I dreamt possible because of you Breda. Thank you for the knowledge.

Lissa said...

The lack of imagination from these female hoplophobes is just so very, very sad.
For the record - the only type of penis envy I have relates directly to their ease in using the litter box. Especially nasty grody ones. :)

Ken said...

I feel sorry for that kid in the first picture, whoever he is.

Sigivald said...

"... we have achieved miracles in every field of human endeavor... except gun ownership for women!"

Naw, the original version flows better.

Sigivald said...

(That was a Goldfinger reference, right?)

Anton said...

I'm sorry, but somebody needs to open a can of whoopass on that Heidi bimbo.

Jay G said...

That word you keep using... I do not think it means what you think it means...

(I cannot believe no one's said that already!)

Thirdpower said...

It wasn't only female hoplophobes there. There were a few metrosexual males as well.

Tango said...

hahahaha! That look on that woman's son's face is awesome. "Oh geez, mom... why the hell are you making me stand here? I was supposed to be hunting with Jimmy and his dad right now!"