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Wat`s wrong living alone ?
cathy
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November 24, 2009 - 9:21 pm
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Most of my friend are worried that i live alone. Why? I have 2 rifle, one pistol an a  pellete rifle[Image Can Not Be Found] .[Image Can Not Be Found] isn`t  anogh to defend myself?[Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]

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I live alone, in a suburb of Portland that isn't exactly menacing. I have an old Mossberg .410 shotgun (locked in a closet) I used to hunt with when I was 10. I got it by sending 100 coupons from my Dad's fertilizers bags I collected during planting season. The gun was mailed USPS and was leaning against the mailbox in a cardboard case one evening when I got off the school bus. I picked up my gun, the Daily Jacksonville paper and  carried them into the kitchen. My mom looked up and said “Oh, your gun came.” Have had it ever since. I have shot a squirrel and a chucker with it in the last 40 years. It needs to be cleaned and fired to make sure it is safe. In its current state of disuse I would only use it as a hammer.

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I live alone and have no guns, but I've been meaning to get a couple in case the zombies rise up or some other apocalyptic event plays out. There's nothing wrong with living alone. You don't have to wear pants if you don't want to - not the case when living with others.

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Losing a spouse due to death or divorce is never easy.  I don't make light of either loss.  That said, living alone has its rewards.  I eat what I want, when I want.  I can sleep diagonally in the bed, with the room at the temp I prefer.  Mostly (there are always must-do's) I do what I want, when I want.  I don't have to share the last ounce of chips in the bag.  I coud eat those chips in the bed if I wanted to.  Safety?  One person, gun or no, is not necessarily less safe than 2.  You only need to read the newspapers or watch TV news to see that.  Simple precautions will suffice. 

I'm no gun person, anti-gun, in fact, but now that I've read Steerpike's post I'm beginning to wonder if there are things I could do to protect myself against potential threats.  It never occurred to me to worry about zombies.  Thanks a million, Steerpike.

And don't discount that pants thing.  Bonus.  Close the blinds, though, if you have neighbors with a good view into your house.  'Cause otherwise, you might need that gun.

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Steerpike
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Spike, the inevitable apocalypse is coming probably sooner rather than later. We'll all descend into madness and cannibalism like feral dogs, but the ones to be eaten first are the ones who have no guns. I've played enough videogames to know that well-armed is well-prepared in the postapocalyptic landscape we'll have to suffer.

It could be zombies. It could be an asteroid. It could be nuclear war. Heck, it could be alien invasion, as you pointed out on my turkey post. Then we'd have to form a resistance group to fight them, and you can't do that without guns.

So, Cathy, it sounds like you're prepared for armageddon, and (hopefully) reassured about living alone. It's great. Wouldn't have it any other way. 🙂

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Scout said:

I live alone, in a suburb of Portland that isn't exactly menacing. I have an old Mossberg .410 shotgun (locked in a closet) I used to hunt with when I was 10. I got it by sending 100 coupons from my Dad's fertilizers bags I collected during planting season. The gun was mailed USPS and was leaning against the mailbox in a cardboard case one evening when I got off the school bus. I picked up my gun, the Daily Jacksonville paper and  carried them into the kitchen. My mom looked up and said “Oh, your gun came.” Have had it ever since. I have shot a squirrel and a chucker with it in the last 40 years. It needs to be cleaned and fired to make sure it is safe. In its current state of disuse I would only use it as a hammer.


Haha, Scout!  But youn are a man. A tall man![Image Can Not Be Found] ( I remember seen your picture someware few years back)[Image Can Not Be Found]  for me is different. I am a little woman and i can`t defend myself. [Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found] And that is what my friends think.[Image Can Not Be Found] Soooo, they call me or shaw on front of my door to tell me orrible stories that thay read or seen on TV.  One of this day (soon) I will raise my voice and tell them to back-off.[Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found] [Image Can Not Be Found]

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"One of this day (soon) I will raise my voice and tell them to back-off."

On second Thought, I better not! Since they are the same friend wo brings me 'ORGANIC FOOD', and do lots of peperwoek for me. All for free!!!!![Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]

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Steerpike said:

Spike, the inevitable apocalypse is coming probably sooner rather than later. We'll all descend into madness and cannibalism like feral dogs, but the ones to be eaten first are the ones who have no guns. I've played enough videogames to know that well-armed is well-prepared in the postapocalyptic landscape we'll have to suffer.

It could be zombies. It could be an asteroid. It could be nuclear war. Heck, it could be alien invasion, as you pointed out on my turkey post. Then we'd have to form a resistance group to fight them, and you can't do that without guns.

So, Cathy, it sounds like you're prepared for armageddon, and (hopefully) reassured about living alone. It's great. Wouldn't have it any other way. :)


Steerpike, I can`t ever hurt anyone I am a peace-lover-human-be. [Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]I just happen to have this 'arms' couse my husband can`t take with him.[Image Can Not Be Found]

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Steerpike said:

You don't have to wear pants if you don't want to – not the case when living with others.


Not entirely true-- I moved into a small condo apartment (ie. no space to get away) with my girlfriend recently and we frequently walk about with no pants. To the contrary, we've actually agreed to "naked Sundays," barring guests, of course.

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xtal, my friend, you are living the dream. 🙂

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