Weapons and Personal Security

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 10 months ago

From National Review Online’s Corner comes a must read on the drop in violent crime and how it is inversely proportional to the number of weapons in circulation.  Note that I said inversely proportional, not proportional.  More precisely for myself, I have layers of security.  The first weapon I have is a living beast.

Her name is Heidi, and she is a red and rust Dobie, still growing at 70 lb.  She worships me, and she gets a mouthful of anyone who becomes a threat to me.  The next girl with which an intruder must contend is this one.


She is my Rock River Arms Elite Car A4, and so far it has been kitted up with rear iron sights, a PMAG, a military-issue forward vertical grip, a tactical light, and an offset mount for that light (so that the same hand that holds the forward grip can illuminate the light without use of a pressure switch because of the proximity of the light).  I still have a laser and optics to go.  If anyone from Trijicon wants to offer me a free set of optics (an ACOG with the Scripture still on it) for a review on TCJ, let me know.

In the first case, my baby gets a mouthful of the intruder.  In the second case, the intruder gets a mouthful of my baby.  In either case, the intruder gets what he deserves, and my babies still love me.



  • http://biophilic.blogspot.com Burk

    Any shortage of crime in Afghanistan or Iraq, with plenty of weapons for all? I don’t think so. Any shortage of crime in Mexico, with plenty of weapons courtesy of the US? I don’t think so. There is an elementary error of mistaking correlation for causation going on in your piece/cite. Make a real connection, and we’ll be listening. The bottom line is that militias should be armed, civilians, not so much. Not only that, but wait till your dog gets you into a lawsuit. Then she might not be such an asset.

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Ha! I see. Bad dog. Bad gun. Bad security. Bad constitution. Trust the police to protect me. Good government. Good, good government. Yes. Say it enough times … again and again … like a chant.

    My girls love me. They listen to me – they do what I say.

  • James Harris

    I disagree with the notion that there are plenty of guns in Iraq and Afghanistan. My sense is that the wrong people have the guns in those places. The bad guys have the preponderance of fire power. The good guys, or the victims of the bad guys do not. Whether or not a particular “militia” should be armed and to what degree kind of depends on whose side they are on.

    In short, I agree with Herschel Smith. The opposite viewpoint is a recipe for increased tyranny and intrusion by government, by the criminals/terrorists/ etc., and victimhood to both by the rest of us.

  • http://umc-unofficiallaymanopenforum.ning.com/ Warbucks

    Beautiful dog. Good lines, smart looking face.

  • http://umc-unofficiallaymanopenforum.ning.com/ Warbucks

    We here at the Institute use high energy microwave beams for crowd control and anti-gravity solition beams to disarm intruders before frying them just slightly with microwave, leaving no evidence of injury. Seems to work well enough.

  • James Harris

    “On September 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm, Warbucks said:

    We here at the Institute use high energy microwave beams for crowd control and anti-gravity solition beams to disarm intruders before frying them just slightly with microwave, leaving no evidence of injury. Seems to work well enough.”

    Gives a whole new meaning to the 2nd Amendment. I like ‘em golden brown though!! OOohrahh!!!

  • C2

    In some places you are expected to be armed, in others you aren’t. In Afghanistan, USA, I’m armed for a reason, when living in Denmark I am not. Symmetric dualism, norm of reciprocity, Newtons third law… Call it want you want, they are still constant, like gravity. Question is where you want your children to grow up.

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