Adrianne Curry shows a moment of mental clarity about guns

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I have to applaud her post and response here. There’s a mental clarity to it that one can’t ignore. I’ll never suggest a gun is some sort of talisman to ward off evil but it’s one hell of a force multiplier in the hands of a anyone trained to use it. Get equipped. Get trained. Have a plan. Be prepared. She’s at least on the right track here. But it’s hard to square this clarity with some of her previous FB commentary on guns.
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It seems that she assumes gun owners (other than herself) don’t care about homelessness or kids. I know I’ve participated in many matches and gun related events over the years that were dedicated specifically to addressing those issues. At the same time, if I don’t defend my own right to self-defense and the tools there-in, it’s really hard to be able to do anything in defense of anyone else.

-GM

Rare Role Model: Rachel Washburn trades one green uniform for another

 

Washburn near Afghan Village

Former Eagles cheerleader now stars for Army. via USAToday.com

At 25, many women in this country are still struggling to shake off adolecence and are just a few months away from becoming the old chick in the club. Rachel Washburn, a former Philidelphia Eagles cheerleader, is not among them. She really was one of those women who was just paying for college as a cheerleader. And when she was done with college, she traded one green uniform for another…She joined the Army. ¬†She’s just back from her second tour of duty in Afghanistan as a US Army intelligence officer. It can be argued she’s not out on the front line but, even if she’s in the rear with the gear, she’s still doing more before 6AM than most men, let alone women, her age will do all day. That commands some respect no matter how you look at it.

-GM