You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun


I’m extremely anti-gun. It’s an ongoing argument in our household, as my former-Marine hubby thinks I’m being unrealistic about the threat of the zombie apocalypse. But I hold my ground. Guns breed violence, period, and I want no part of it.

But…I’m a writer. And the great thing about being a writer is that I get to try on different lives and different perspectives from my own. You can imagine Scott’s delight when I asked him to take me shooting for the purpose of research.

We had a fun and surreal afternoon at the firing range. Scott says I’m a regular Annie Oakley. He’s now confident that when the zombies come, I’ll successfully defend our homestead.


4 thoughts on “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun

  1. I’m a big proponent of non-violence and would love to see our society rid ourselves of guns altogether. However, given the reality of the prevalence of firearms, I applaud women who learn how to shoot a gun; women need to feel that they can protect themselves and many do not feel they could kill another person to do so. I have yet to go to a shooting range, but would welcome the opportunity (zombies or no). As if you weren’t badass already, you are certainly badass now.

  2. Remember one thing…I say it all the time when the topic of “urban zombies interfering with our right to pursue happiness “comes up here in Arizona…IT’S BETTER TO BE JUDGED BY 12 THAN CARRIED BY SIX !!
    Forget the semi-automatic pistols and try a 12 gauge riot pump shotgun loaded with OO buck or deer slugs.
    Zombies take alot of killing sometimes.

  3. I suppose I should be saying…”It’s better to be judged by 12 than carried by six or eaten by one or more zombies”…and with just cause in mind I was implying “urban zombie VIOLENT interference with our right to pursue happiness”….

  4. Scott was a Marine? Wow, I’m even more impressed now! A fellow former Marine salutes your hubs and you of course for trying out the shooting thing for writing research sake if anything else…

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