Lovely wife, first born, her husband and I went to an event in the inner city a few days ago.
Jazz on Jefferson is what they call it. It includes tours of the museum, an old mansion, music, antique autos, food vendors and crafts.
We casually walked the 5 or 6 blocks from the Castle Museum to Saint Mary’s Cathedral; enjoying the music and the general ambience of the crowd.
Upon arriving at the parking lot of the cathedral we sit in some folding chairs awaiting a horse driven carriage ride back to our starting point. While waiting I observed a friendly fellow with a small dog who was taking a few pictures. He was chatting it up with some people nearby and we overheard him say..
“In this neighborhood you have to always carry heat” as he patted his back pocket. Lovely wife said “I hope not!” end of conversation.
Looking back I am thinking now why does he think “carrying heat” will be of any value to him? There are shootings and killings almost weekly in this small city but, they are primarily gang killings most likely having to do with drugs.
While the possibility of dying from firearm discharge in America is about 1 in 500,000 carrying a gun actually increases the odds of such an event rather than decreasing it. I mean really, come on buddy if you are caught in the crossfire of a gang fight or a drug deal gone bad, do you really think having a gun of your own is going to protect you?
Think about it and have a nice day while you’re at it.