Call To Action

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

I visited a woman in the hospital this weekend.  She had a heart attack and was unresponsive on arrival.  The doctors didn’t know if she would make it.  Here’s a note from her husband (I did their estate plan, back when I was in private practice):

“When you are laying in bed at 2:00 a.m and your mind is running the gerbil wheel of ‘what if she doesn’t wake up,  would she want burial or cremation and what do I do with the ashes, keep them or scatter them, and what funeral home should I hire, and who is going to scan photos for the video but would she even want a memorial, and what are her friends’ phone numbers or maybe invite only family, and can we even have a memorial, what are the Covid rules and oh God, what if she doesn’t wake up?’ . . . it’s not as much fun as you might think.  Spend some time talking to your family so they know the plan.”

Joe Doakes

What Joe said. 

Check out this still photo of the guy who shot the gunman in church [Jack Wilson – Ed]. If you figure 5 feet between pews, he’s 25 feet away when he takes the shot. That’s good shooting, Tex, way better than me. 
I need to hit the range. I need practice.
Joe Doakes

It’s definitely gotten me thinking more seriously about the subject.

Or would, if guns didn’t terrify me, and if mine hadn’t all fallen in the lake.

2 thoughts on “Call To Action

  1. Last week, I took advantage of the warm weather and went to the range at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, as the guest of another member. Since I don’t own any firearms myself, I rented a couple of different guns from the club. During the sessions, I met many 2nd Amendment supporters, perfecting their skills, including several women. I was pretty encouraged by the conversations about efforts by Dems to confiscate our guns via dubious and false claims.

  2. Everyone knows I suffer from an irrational fear of firearms, but I don’t want to be defenseless.

    I’ve been hauling out my wife’s shoe collection, and winging them with great velocity, at the neighbors yowling cats from increasing distances…getting pretty damn good.

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