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Forgive me, for I have sinned....

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Old 01-26-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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Forgive me, for I have sinned....

Received the following in an email from a friend who is USMC, Ret.:
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Forgive me, for I have sinned.

<center>An About Face After Being Saved by a Gun Owner

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a letter to the editor
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www.keepandbeararms.com


I am one of those people who you loathe. One of those invisible people who come into your living room without asking your permission. One of those people who follow you while you shop, and make it harder for you to make legal purchases. One of those people who try and tell you how to raise your children, as if you don't know how. One of those who gives ratings to stations that promote our demise as a free nation. I am your enemy. Or at least I was.

I followed it all, all of the propaganda, all of the hoopla. Believed it too. Believed that leaving my house was more dangerous than being in a war. At any given moment one of you evil gun owners would open fire on me. I saw the NRA stickers, the Gun owners of America stickers on the cars that passed, and I thought you were all fools. I did everything in my power financially to try and help more laws pass that would prevent you from owning guns. I wholeheartedly believed that only the Police, and Military should have guns. Every time I heard of a gang shooting, or other criminal act committed with a gun, I honestly believed that if we could curtail the legal sale of guns, we could make a difference.

Boy was I wrong.

I have children, three actually, and to me the only thing more important than raising them properly, was seeing that they aren't hurt in anyway. I wanted to ban guns, save my children, save all children. No child should have to be part of any kind of death, especially the kind that involves being shot. I gave money to all of the anti gun organizations I could think of, went to the "Million" Mom March, even looked at Rosie when she spoke, and actually admire her. Brought the kids as well, and even yelled some not so nice things to those other marchers. I'm sure some of you know who I refer to.

I was on my way back from the march, on my way back to Connecticut, when I stopped off of the highway at a rest stop by one of those McDonalds they have off I-95. By this time I had dropped off two of my kids with their father, and only had my little one with me. I went into the restroom with her, and on my way out noticed two men hanging out by my car. There were only two other cars in the lot at the time that were anywhere near my vehicle. I immediately felt threatened by their demeanor, but continued on to my car. The smaller of the two approached me with a knife as I was about to open the door to put my child in her car seat. He yelled at me to get in the back of the car, they were taking me for a little ride. I obviously told them to just take my keys, they could have the car, but they insisted I get in the back. I then heard a man yelling something I don't quite recall, and saw him running towards me with a gun in his hand. The two men vanished into their car, and sped away. I stood there frozen in time, and by the time the gentleman with the gun got to me I just broke down and cried.

To make a long story short, you were all right, and I'm sorry. This man with a gun saved me, and I just keep thinking if I had gotten my wish and guns were banned, there is no telling where I'd be, and what would've happened to my daughter. The only regret I have is not getting the man's phone number who saved my life. I thanked him over and over again, and told him that he saved me, but he calmly said to me something I'd never forget. He said "That's what people like me are here for Ms., and I'm happy to have been able to help."

"That's what people like me are here for," those words keep on running through my head everyday. Maybe this gentleman by some chance is part of your group, and will read my message. If he does I would just like to say something to him, and to everyone else reading this note.

Thank you for saving my life, and to the rest of you thank you for fighting for this man's right to protect me and my child. Tell him for me that I will no longer be part of the group who invades his home, and tries to tell him how to store his guns. Tell him I will never be part of any group who tries to make it impossible for him to buy his tool he used to save me. And tell him I will never again tell him how to raise his children properly, because obviously I was oblivious to the fact that responsible people such as him know how to raise their children better than I do. I did rectify that situation the other day; I bought a shotgun for home protection, and am in the process of getting my concealed permit. Next time I will be ready to defend myself, or others for that matter. Some of my friends think I'm crazy, but they try their best to understand. I just tell them that as soon as their child's life is put in jeopardy by some criminal with a weapon that they will understand, but until then don't tell me how to live my life. I've lost some friends, but surprisingly most of them understand. If not for this man I could very easily have been killed or raped, and my child could've been taken from me, so once more I need to say thanks for saving me, and with all sincerity to the rest of you, forgive me, for I have sinned.
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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its sad that it takes an instance like this to make someone see clearly.

i just hope more can see how this could happen to them and see a gun as a protective tool and not an evil weapon of destruction
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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I am only glad that the man with his weapon was there. More people need to see that we don't carry to hurt anyone but to keep from being a soft target. I'm sorry she went through this but also glad she lived to be able to see her mistake..
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wow.... that is a good story.... i dont know why people have the misconception that guns or people w/guns are bad... yes there are a select few who misuse them, but for the most part thank God, the man was there!
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:22 PM   #5
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I am sad and glad at the same time, when I hear of this type of event being needed to wake someone up, and very thankful that no one was hurt.

Thanks for the post, jmichna
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:25 PM   #6
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wow.... that is a good story.... i dont know why people have the misconception that guns or people w/guns are bad... yes there are a select few who misuse them, but for the most part thank God, the man was there!
People think guns are bad because 99% of the content in the media about guns is about crime, not responsible gun owners protecting themselves, their families, and others.

It's an issue of ignorance, not stupidity (well, some are stupid, most just don't know any better). A lot are also naive to think they are perfectly safe every moment of every day and naive to think there aren't people out there who are more than willing to harm you.
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I doubt the authenticity of this little letter. It sounds too... contrived.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:52 PM   #8
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This was in the weekly newsletter from the USCCA.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:58 PM   #9
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This was in the weekly newsletter from the USCCA.
I came across it also at the Keep & Bear Arms website where it appeared as a Letter to the Editor.
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True or not. Lets spread it like wildfire. Isnt that what the media does when the table is turned?
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