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This week's prompt is SAFE
I have been hearing a lot about being safe lately. There is so much talk from the leader of our free world about keeping us safe. I have been listening to those who are in favor of gun ownership about being safe. My main concern in this world is my family's safety. But I am not afraid. I don't feel un-safe. Not even a tiny bit.
I don't need a gun to protect me and my loved ones. The end of my story has already been written. And what will be, will be. I am not afraid. What I am afraid of is seeing so many people walking the streets with guns strapped to their hips. What I wonder is this: "What are THEY so afraid of?" Maybe, I'm just dumb. But I don't feel the need to own or wear a gun! I feel safe. Especially in my own home. In my neighborhood. In my town. I am cautious. And I am aware of my surroundings. But I am not afraid.
As for our country....this story has been written too. I trust that God knows what He is doing. And once again, what will be,will be. I know that it is important to have safe-guards. And I think we already have them. For the most part. During my life-time most of the 'big' things that have caused terror in America were caused by people who were not from the countries on the ban list. Saudi Arabia sent some terrorists. And America grew some terrorists. We need to be a country that can feel safe. But I feel our leader is going about it the wrong way. That is just my 'little old' personal opinion.And, thank God, I am still allowed to have an opinion.
I have nothing against you if you are a gun owner. That is your right. As long as you can remember that your right ends where mine begins. If it makes you feel safer, that is a good thing. I just don't need to own one to feel safer. I have a far more powerful tool at my disposal. And I am learning to use it the best way I can.
I think I would worry more about having a gun in the house than not.ReplyDelete
I think I would too!Delete
What a thoughtful commentary, Paula. In particular, I appreciate your phrase, "Your right ends where mine begins." Thank God, we in the free world still have our individual rights ... and the ability to herald them, right out loud!ReplyDelete
Yes Myra! Hear ye! Hear ye!Delete
Thank you Tara!Delete
Its funny how I can feel safe over one situation and not safe over another, LOL. For instance, whenever hubby goes out of town, I double lock every single door we have but nights he's home, we don't double lock them. so I guess my safety rests on his being here??? Which is funny because no one would knew if he was gone or not unless I told them.ReplyDelete
I can understand that Betty! I thought I would feel less safe after Richard died, but I didn't Maybe it has to do with me needing to protect the kiddos. I am just not afraid!Delete
Here in California, our crime rate is soaring. Not to mention, our Governor keeps letting out felons to clear out the prisons. Even in the rural areas of California, we have a horrible drug problem - Meth and cocaine. Since my county and some of the northern counties are known for growing marijuana, we have problems with the mexican drug cartels, robbing and killing entire families. Our local sherrif recommends that every citizen get their CCW and carry a gun for protection. We haven't done that yet - All we have is a shotgun, that belonged to my dad when he was a kid. And with all this CalEXIT stuff going on, it's been really crazy and dangerous.ReplyDelete
I am not afraid - I've always been street smart - You just have to be aware. I can't go out alone at night or even walk my neighborhood anymore, alone like I did just a couple of years ago.
Enough - I should write a post of what is going on here. It's already been an unbelievable week here.
I'm sorry that is going on in California Debby. We have a horrible drug problem here in Kansas too. I think all the states have it. Anything to do with marijuana now is not even a felony. And people refuse to believe it is a gateway drug. The world has changed that is for sure. But I am still just not afraid.Delete
I believe the statistics say that you are more likely to be killed by your own gun if you own one than to be killed by someone wielding their own.ReplyDelete
And I too feel safe, even though a student threatened me in class this week. A gang banger. Because, they like to be all gangsta like that.
That is true Liz. I've seen those same statistics. Gun owners will say that is "fake news". I am sorry you have a student threaten you. Part of the problem is so many kids just have no consequences to their actions anymore.Delete
I know I would never feel safe knowing there was a gun in my home. Thank you for writing this post. Linked up at #8 at the FMF this week.ReplyDelete
That is exactly how I feel Barbie!Delete
I know that no matter what I'm safe and secure in the Father's arms. Some people like to think they are in control, but I know better. Worry less and pray more is my motto.ReplyDelete
That is a great motto! I have been trying it myself!Delete
Dang! I had a lovely comment nearly completed when I got distracted by a very interesting news article about a recent lawsuit filed in a different state. My distraction involved reading for nearly half an hour and getting a mailing address to add my two cents worth in support of the plaintiff (that will be worth more than two cents to that victim in the end). I know something her attorneys need to know. My in-progress comment disappeared...sadly. So...let me say this... like you, I don't need a gipun to feel safe. I choose a different tool, too.ReplyDelete
*gun. sorry, I'm typing one-fingered, left-handed these days.Delete
I hate it when my comments disappear. I hope your two cents worth helps in a good way!! I cannot imagine how hard it is to type with just your left hand. I am going to try it on your behalf!!Delete
Computer keyboard and iPad have their own typing obstacles. But worth it to keep in touch. When I text GN, I use my left thumb. When I type, I use my left index finger. Let me know how it goes for you. And don't forget to try the one-handed dinner prep fun followed by one-handed dishes! :-) Life has slowed to a crawl on basic tasks. My two cents worth will help the case I read about - in a very positive way for sure.Delete
Ha! Ha! It was pretty hard. Glad I have both hands ! I am so glad you have such perseverance!!Delete
Paula, I loved your statement, "As long as you can remember that your right ends where mine begins." I appreciate your opinions and your commentary. Blessings to you and here is to safety. I am in space 92. DianaReplyDelete
Thank you Diana!Delete
Yes...I think the media plays a big role in making people feel unsafe....all you hear day in and day out is about the bad guys...You never hear about all the wonderful, amazing, loving people in this world.ReplyDelete
We know they are out there, don't we Wendy!Delete
I have my permit to carry and I am glad I got it. I also target practice and I am comfortable with my pistol. We live in a very rural area...A Deputy is 20 to 40 minutes away. We are also very near an area that has a meth problem....and those people are nuts. I do feel safe, a dog and a gun help me to feel that way. :)ReplyDelete