OT: Granny Get Your Gun

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>Seniors Pack Heat for Protection > >Dorothy Maddock's eyes aren't what they used to be and she's hard of >hearing, but like many seniors she refuses to be a victim and is packing >heat for protection. > >"The idiots that are out there, they don't care about us, what we have," >said retiree Maddock. "They'd just as soon kill us for a buck than look >at us." > >Another gun-toting senior agreed, "I can't run and I can't fight them," >said Terry Shown. > >According to national studies, for the first time in history Americans 65 >years old and up are more likely to own a gun than any other age group -- >37 percent, irrespective of race and income. > >"The elderly have always been an attractive set of victims for criminals >to attack because they offer relatively little resistance," said John >Lott, of the American Enterprise Institute (search). > >Forty-six states now let citizens carry concealed weapons (search), but >is it safe for seniors whose hand and eye coordination isn't what it used >to be to own a firearm? Haddock and friends say it's their right and they >aren't taking any chances. > > >Bill Vojak

The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of "loyalty" and "duty." Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute -- get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed. " Lazarus Long

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