I’m somewhat inclined to believe this is either an angry fedora wearing troll who relies on godly martial art skills or a thick skulled anti-gun individual who clearly has no understanding of the subject at hand. Maybe a combination of both.
You say you don’t see the point of having a gun when you’re assailants have guns too. It’s called self defense and not being helpless. You’re under the assumption that complying with criminals will automatically mean they won’t harm you and leave after taking your stuff…or raping you or your loved ones.
Any intelligent person knows that is a delusional, imaginary world where all criminals mean no harm.
“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”
Working at a gun shop I hear my share of opinions and stories from people. For the most part the customers I’ve talked to are honest, good people.
Yesterday though, this guy walks in and I’m subjected to the weirdest story I’ve heard yet. 100% sure he’s a veteran, but a young one, maybe late twenties, early thirties. He had VA papers in his hand, and there is a VA office down the street.
Initially I first believed him, kind of giving him the benefit of the doubt, but as he kept talking, I realized he was lying and that maybe he was on medication; maybe he was suffering from some sort of mental disorder/illness.
In order of what he told me in a span of 30 mins since he was the only one in the shop. Starts off believable but then spirals into lies…
He had friends in the Special Forces (only thing I believed)
He won a military competition and got 25 acres of land as a prize.
He owned 45 cars, including Maseratis and Lotuses
He owns 900 guns
He built his first machine gun when he was 9 years old
He built a 7mm full auto machine gun with a 150 round “clip”
He owns a helicopter
He combined 4 of his 7mm machine guns and put them on his helicopter
He shot a 35 ft long snake somewhere in the U.S
Black Ops will kill him if he speaks out about certain things.
Eventually he left after my boss handed me some paperwork to look over.
This post isn’t meant to make fun of the guy. I don’t know what he’s been through during his time in the service. Maybe he does have an underlying mental illness. Or maybe he’s just a pathological liar; he wasn’t arrogant about his stories, he said it all with a straight face and smile, like how a good friend talks to you. I can’t say for sure.
June was PTSD awareness month.
As the saying goes. “War. War never changes."…but war changes those who are a part of it.
Well I’m back from the not-yet-frozen-north, Canada. I’ve actually been back for a week but the day after I got home I had graveyard shifts til the weekend.
Didn’t really buy much of anything over there. Only gun related stuff I saw was ammo at Wal-Mart when we were buying food and drinks for the road trips. I did however manage to complete my goal of eating poutine…
That being said, I was planning on getting the next AR-15 build up and running when I got back to the states. However I got an unexpected email from a seller I thought had lost their shipment due to the Ukraine crisis.
The wheeled DShK mounts I’ve been looking for have arrived. If I were to buy it I don’t even know where I’d keep the thing in my room, but I also don’t know when I’ll ever get the opportunity to buy one given the current political climate in Europe…