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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:54



By Jesse Jose

A Cup O' Kapeng Barako


L et's talk about guns. It's the talk of the town and everybody is talking about it, so let's talk about it, too, ha?


Yes, I, too, own a gun, a revolver, a Smith & Wesson .357 magnum, the most-lethal and powerful handgun in the world.  And yes, I keep it loaded.  What's the point of keeping a gun if it's not loaded. 


The six ammos that I have in it are called wire cutters, which when a round is fired from this gun, would create a small hole through a body of a person .... and exit the body with a huge gaping hole.  


In other words, to someone who would want to "make my day," it's "hasta la vista, baby!"

In self-defense, that's all that's needed.  One shot from a handgun, that's it.  You don't need a weapon of mass killings to defend yourself.


This gun was my service revolver when I was a deputy sheriff in Florida.  I am very proficient with this gun.  We've had mandatory training and shooting qualifications every year, plus I used to like going out regularly on the firing range with a couple of buddies "just to shoot" at multiple moving targets that we put up.


When I retired from the force, I kept this gun at home, hidden and locked.  I don't own any other guns.  I don't need any other guns.


I do believe in owning a gun, just in case there's a need for it.  One handgun, that's it. 


I am no gun nut.


I don't believe in owning several guns and weapons of mass killings. 


O NE HAND GUN: I believe that a single handgun is all I need to protect my family and myself from a so called "home invasion."  I also have this gun with me when my wife and I go on long trips, you know ... just in case I'd meet some deranged person out there, holding a weapon of mass killings.


Lots of nuts and gun nuts out there with their machines of mass killings.


Yes, I am sure one that a single wire cutter from my .357 handgun is all I need to stop a killer, like Adam Lanza.  Y'all remember him, right?  Yeah, that nut who shot to pieces those children and educators at that elementary school in Connecticut.  As y'all know, he shot them with that weapon of mass killings.  The kind of weapon that's used by soldiers in killing enemies in the battlefield.            


Yeah, that kind of guns that we call assault weapons, that with one click of the forefinger can release hundreds of bullets per minute.  That kind of gun that America's latest mass killer used to shoot to pieces 20 children and six teachers at that elementary school.


In one of my columns a few weeks back, titled "Shedding tears..." I wrote that what followed after my tears have dried was a seething anger.  I am going to say it again, Dear Readers.  Loud and clear!


Anger at the shooter!


Anger at gun nuts! 


Anger at the Second Amendment!


Anger at the National Rifle Association (NRA), for encouraging anybody in America to own guns and for endorsing the "unrestricted" right to own guns ... any kind of guns, automatic guns, automatic handguns, powerful rifles, assault military-style weapons for mass killings.  Weapons, perfect weapons they are in the battlefield ... but perfect, too, for mass shootings, for mass murders of innocent people, gathered in shopping malls ...


In movie theaters ... 


In churches and temples ...


And, inside kindergarten classrooms!


A MEND, NOT AMEN THE SECOND AMENDMENT: The NRA and its  followers of gun nuts reasoned that we need to arm ourselves so we can protect ourselves from criminals. But do we need battlefield weapons for that?  I think only morons have that kind of reasoning. 


Yes, to me, gun nuts are morons and cowards, hiding behind their stash of weapons!

Also, it's not really the so-called "criminals," who perpetuates mass shootings.  It's usually the mentally ill, with access to weapons of mass killings.


Weapons that the NRA believe and endorse that anyone in America can own.  Because they -- so wrongly -- believe in the antiquated Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  An amendment that was promulgated in the old, old days when all patriotic Americans have to be armed, so as to be able to defend themselves from the Brits.


Those days are long over.


It's time to amend the Second Amendment.  It's time to ban weapons of mass killings.  It's also time to disband the NRA!  To prevent mass killings, we need to cut off the ownership of mass-killing machines.


If the NRA and its followers of gun nuts persist in keeping their weapons of mass killings, give them Army uniforms and shipped them all to Afghanistan.  And good riddance!  


For expressing my views on this piece, I have the strong suspicion I have gained a couple more enemies and haters of my Kapeng Barako column.  Heck, I don't really give a hoot.  What you gonna do?  Shoot me?  Make my day, pal. 


A MAN WITH NO ENEMIES: Enough of guns and gun nuts.  Let's dyok and laugh na, ha? 


Toward the end of the Sunday service, the minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?  Eighty percent held their hands.


The minister then repeated his question.  All responded this time, except one man, named Ed Jayen, who attended church only when the weather is bad.


"Mr. Jayen," said the minister.  "It's good to see you here today.  Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"


"I don't have any," Ed replied gruffly.


"Mr. Jayen, that is very unusual," said the minister.  "How old are you?"


"Ninety-eight," Ed replied.  The congregation stood up and clapped their hands.


"Oh, Mr. Jayen, would you please come up in front and tell us how a person can live to be ninety-eight years old and not have an enemy in the world?"


The old golfer tottered down the aisle, stopped in front of the pulpit, turned around, faced the congregation and said simply, "I outlived all them assholes."


Then Ed Jayen calmly returned to his seat.


Hehehe.  That's all, folks.  JJ



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