A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ten Days

“Did Ned threaten you, physically, I mean?”

“Said I belong to him and no one else. That’s about it. But I know what he means.”

“What did the police say?”

“The last cop, as he was leaving, whispered for me to get a gun.”

I tell her that owning a gun isn’t sufficient. She has to take safety classes, self-defense classes. She has to know what she’s doing. From the counter, I grab a handful of NRA brochures and press them into her hands. I make her promise that she’ll sign up as soon as she gets her gun in ten days.

“Ten days?” she says.........
Go read “I’m Against Guns and Violence, Unfortunately Reality Has Intruded on My Delusional Paradise.” by Robert J. Avrech



Blogger Truthsayer said...

Thanks for the link, X.

8:12 AM  
Blogger LeftCoastConservative said...

At least after the 10 day waiting period she will be able to carry her weapon concealed. People with a restraining order against an individual can carry a concealed weapon in California without any further paperwork or approval.

The privilege lasts for as long as the order is in effect.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Nebraska, they sort of end-run around the three-day waiting period and the instant background check (which isn't always working) with the "Firearm Purchase Certificate", AKA handgun purchase permit. It basically pre-runs the background check for the same stuff the 4473 asks about, costs five bucks, is valid for three years, with no limit on the number of guns you may buy over that three years. They mail it to your address of record in 3 business days.

I recommend that every Nebraskan (but especially those that are not young, male, and strong) get one of the purchase permits, just in case they need to buy a handgun ASAP in circumstances similar to the one in your post. I usually pitch the idea right after I take a new shooter to the range, especially if they have a big smile still pasted on their face.

10:16 AM  
Blogger J said...

Nice trick pic of the chick in the flips. How do you do that?

11:20 AM  
Anonymous jimbob86 said...

Also in the state of Nebraska, we have something called "Affirmative Defense" written into the law regulating CCW:

"It shall be an affirmative defense that the defendant
was engaged in any lawful business, calling, or employment
at the time he or she was carrying any weapon or weapons
and the circumstances in which such person was placed at
the time were such as to justify a prudent person in
carrying the weapon or weapons for the defense of his or
her person, property, or family."

A woman with a restraining order and or domestic violence issues would fit the bill..... It'd be mighty hard to find a jury that would convict an abused spouse for carrying a handgun to defend herself.....

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Blackwing1 said...

There was a great comment on that thread:

"Liberalism is the idea that it is reality's responsibility to conform to my beliefs, because I have a right to believe whatever I want."

7:20 AM  
Blogger Dr. StrangeGun said...

Hrmm. Wonder if there's something one citizen could continually do to another that would not be per se actionable by the state in California (i.e. proper charges would have to be brought by the "victim") that would allow for a valid restraining order to be placed and maintained, without further legal progress.

Yes, I'm thinking of a "sacrificial wolf"... someone willing to lose their gun rights (or someone who has, but has "seen the light" so to speak, or has permanently lost them already for specious reasons) who would be a whipping boy for the courts and become the subject of hundreds of restraining orders from anyone who wishes to carry a concealed firearm in California but can't thanks to the LEOs....

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Robert J. Avrech said...

Thanks so much for the link. Your blog is superb. I'm going to drop by on a regular basis.

Lovely photos and weapons. Heaven.

5:59 PM  

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