Sunday, November 22, 2009

About Last Night...

Or Why I Carry a Gun, Reason 1157.

So, last night. Let's see. At about 1:15 a.m. I was woken up by the dulcet sounds of gunfire.

First off, I'm not exactly the lightest of sleepers. I snore. I enjoy my sleeping. I don't want it interrupted. But none the less, there I am, jarred awake by the sounds of gunfire loud enough to do that. It was close. And I'm not talking about a stray shot or a couple of firecrackers. I'm awake enough to remember a few strings of shots, like pow powpow... pow pow pow powpow... powpowpow..., so I know there had to be at least a few shots before that before I was conscious enough to start recording.

So, just like in the Christmas Carol, I sprang from my bed. And made sure I had my 1911 loaded with a spare mag by my head and then I went and got the two loaded mags I had for my M14, loaded the rifle and set it and the spare mag by my bed. And then I waited. No screeching tires, no sirens, no investigating police. I finally fell back asleep around 3:30.

It's nice to know my neighbors care. Tonight, I'll have my AR with the EOTech sight set for low light ready.

And screw you Chad, there's no way in hell I'm going out "hunting" like you suggested.

11 comments:

Old NFO said...

MOVE. NOW.

Julie said...

i think i'm with Jim on this one ....

Farmmom said...

Come to Colorado and stay with us! The only gunfire here is us plinking prairie dogs.
Seriously be careful hun! And the offer is real.

Michael said...

In which version of Christmas Carol did Ebenezer have a 1911? Seriously, though - Be Careful!

Crucis said...

I agree with the others. But, remembering Brigid's problems, moving is only a temporary solution unless you can acquire some surrounding acreage. You can't really get away from the scumbags. They'll eventually come close again.

Vigilance and preparedness is really about all you can do.

Wai said...

Where do you live, Jim? Maybe if we pool our resources, we can move us both out of our respective hell-holes.

Did it MY way said...

Time to move. Colorado does sound nice to me. Except I have trouble with snow.

See Ya

Rabbit said...

Oh, now...where's your sense of adventure? Turn out all the lights, fire up the thermal imaging scope and prepare to repel boarders.

When things go bump in the night, bump back harder.

Regards,
Rabbit.

theotherjimmyolson said...

I think it was coyotes farting. We get a lot of that in the Maine woods. I'm a long gun owner with little experience with handguns, so I'd like to know, do you have to shoot the gun to have an orgasm or is it enough to just touch the gun? Cool pic of the cat. I'M working on a 1/24 scale electric powered r/c model of one at present.

aepilot_jim said...

Nice Ad Hominem attack there Jimmah.

theotherjimmyolson said...

Ah, I don't think the phrase ad hominem means what you think it means. Why don't you look it up in conservapedia?