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  •  I dont think you have to live there. (1+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener

    I have been there too, and its painful to say the least. I learned to recover my optimism for the future based on who I hung out with, and what I chose to do to help people. It took a while, but after a time, I simply did not need my guns any more. I figure, whatever. If a gunman is going to surprise me, he will get me armed or not, and my best hope is to talk my way out it anyway. If the government or NSA or Corporate IT wants me, well, they outgun me. If a deranged right wing person wants to kill me, I will offer him a meal first and then, he can, after we eat together. If a moment of passion arouses someone, I have feet to run and arms to push. I cannot ever envision myself being in a winning gunfight. At best I see a draw, both dead or both injured. Neither appeals to me any more. And its a much happier place. More secure by far. And the number of threats to me remains as it was before when I was armed... zero. No change. Except I feel more secure and happy.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 02:21:42 PM PDT

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