Gun Control

The police and their dogs appear to be closing on two escaped murderers, one an amateur butcher. (He dismembered a victim.) That’s in a wooded area of upstate New York. Could easily be near here, where I live.

The police ask people to stay indoors and lock their doors (N. S.!) and to keep their children out of school.

I can just imagine: My kids are safely behind the closed door of the bathroom playing quietly (I hope). I am sitting on a chair in front of the big bay window with my largest kitchen knife on the dining-room table near me. I am not too worried because the window glass is protecting me. Besides, I can always call 911.

Are you out of your mind?

I have a shotgun, I have the right ammunition. Under some circumstances, the ammunition is inside the gun. In the above scenario, I will take my chance that the sweethearts described above may actually break the window and disarm me before I am able to do the gory obvious.


About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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