Got an anti-nut in the family? Time is on your side!


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Kindrox
September 6, 2009, 07:23 PM
My MIL has been bashing my having/carrying a gun for about 6 years now. She frequently vocalizes that I must be afraid, ect., and that she is not afraid. And if she did need protection she would just dial 911 and why can't I just do that? She does have an unfired .22 pistol “just for target practice” as she constantly reminds us when the subject comes up.

Fast forward to two nights ago. In the early morning about 8 teenage boys come between her house and the neighbors house to loudly talk/hang out. Although married, she is alone that night. She dials 911, then waits . . . 20 minutes for an officer to arrive. By then the boys had left.

The boys apparently do nothing outside of trespass, loudly talk/hang out, but it scares her badly enough that the next day she asks us to come over to install a motion sensing light on that side of the house (me) and get her gun loaded (the wife). Smartly the wife says she won't do that unless MIL knows how to use the gun.

I can hardly believe it. She blithely watches the nightly robbery/rape/murder report on the news every night and does not bat an eyebrow, but a couple of boys outside her bedroom window talking loudly and it's OH MY GOD I DON”T KNOW HOW TO LOAD MY GUN! Take me to the range!

I thought MIL did not have a single sense left in her head, but this episode has shown me self preservation is the last sense to leave the body.

The good news? I just got a “get out of BS free” card to play!

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GojuBrian
September 6, 2009, 07:34 PM
That's a funny story!!

Did you ask her how the 'just dial 911' worked out?

Nah, don't rub it in, I know it stings her already.

bigfatdave
September 6, 2009, 09:32 PM
I thought MIL did not have a single sense left in her headif she can't figure out how to load a pistol on her own, you were right.
Tell her to read the book that came in the box, it should contain all the info she needs, since she obviously didn't want your opinion for the last 6 years, why should you provide free instruction now?

Big_E
September 6, 2009, 09:58 PM
Ugh, just act civil about it and be willing to help her out. It should help in the long run if you act like a gentleman.

Black Knight
September 6, 2009, 10:49 PM
When it is on TV whether the news or a drama it is always "someone else". Some folks need to be introduced to the potential for crime in a personal way. Glad trespass was all that occured. Some are so stubborn they need the crime to become extremely personal usually resulting in personal injury or worse. Now convince her she needs something a little more potent than a .22 pistol.

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