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JCMach1

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Hometown: Florida
Home country: USA
Current location: USA
Member since: 2001
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Small business owner, former professor and university administrator... former expat (lived in UAE for 10 years).

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How a Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned to Fear Assault Weapons



I love guns. I'm from West Texas -- most of us harbor respect for guns, if not outright love...

For the next hour, he held me hostage with a Glock pistol, which is a semi-automatic handgun. This has also been the gun of choice for Jeffrey Weise, James Holmes, Cho Seung-Hui, Jared Lee Loughner, and most recently, Adam Lanza.

In my case, it was a gift from my boyfriend's father. For "home defense."

It is the calmest I can ever remember being. He alternated toward pressing it against me, and pressing it against himself, threatening to kill us both.

Wait. Wait. Wait, said my mind. Be patient. Your chance will come. And if you donít take it, you're both going to die here. Be patient...



http://www.xojane.com/issues/on-black-holes-patience-and-what-i-know-to-be-true?src=longreads&buffer_share=9b656


Excellent essay... this one is worth a read...

Am I the only one, or is the Shooting reminding anyone else of 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Need_to_Talk_About_Kevin

Estranged husband and wife... something clearly wrong with the son. Mother quits job to try to take care of son... shit... eerily, eerily similar stuff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Need_to_Talk_About_Kevin
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