Yesterday as I drove home, I encountered a neighbor when I turned on my street. He had stopped his car in the middle of the road and was standing looking at something he’d apparently hit. When I got out of my car, I found he’d run over or hit a crow. He didn’t want to just leave it laying there because it wasn’t dead.
As he debated what to do he comments, I wish I carried a gun. Before I had time to wonder why he looks at me and says you carry, do you have a gun with you? Having no idea where the conversation was going I had to ask, so I said yes, why?
I would have loved to see the look on my own face when he said, and I quote, “ok shoot it and put it out of it’s misery”. I had to pause for at least a full 30 seconds wondering if this was a joke before I asked, “you seriously want me to shoot a crow with a 45 caliber handgun”? Scary thing was, he actually did. I had to walk him thru the question of which one of us would die when that bullet went thru a 5 ounce bird and ricocheted off the concrete and hit one of us. He still didn’t get it and I realized I was fighting a losing battle of the wits.
In the long run, it did make me realize that the application for a carry permit omits a very important question. One that in fact, should be the first question on the list – Are You An Idiot? If yes, skip to last paragraph. That paragraph should read – sorry but we have determined that you’re seriously to dumb to own a gun.
Peace out fellow Americans. Stay locked and loaded. Signed Slightly