Yesterday I Purchased A Gun

I grew up around guns and even have guns back in East Texas, but I have never acted on going to pick them up. Lately, there have been recordings of people breaking into homes and cars around my area. They are wearing mask if you can believe it. They are afraid of catching COVID-19, but not afraid of breaking into houses and cars.

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Anyway, I got something that would stop an individual without killing them. My husband wanted a pump action shot gun, but I didn’t want anything that lethal. So, I got something that will stop a person without causing a fatal blow. I got a semi automatic rifle, and I thought it would make me feel more protected. In reality, it just made me feel dread to some degree. If you decide to get a weapon, make sure you do not keep the ammo in the gun. I know it sounds crazy, but it is a precautionary issue. Never store ammo in the gun. Keep the ammo in a location known by you and your spouse.

I remember all the shooting lessons I had with my father when I was younger. I do not know if I want to teach my children how to shoot. My husband and I both know how to handle a gun. He has special training from the military and I have training from my youth.

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I also purchased a treadmill, security cams and new mask on Amazon because we used our last ones yesterday. I hope I am wrong, but if they open the government too soon, things are going to get a lot worse. All we can do is wait this thing out and try to be there for each other. This weekend I plan on trying to grow another round of veggies. I wouldn’t call myself a prepper, but I am certainly not going to be passive in this whole ordeal.

Hope for the best, but plan for the rest.

Is The Press To Blame For The Elderly’s Blind Faith In President Trump’s Reaction to COVID-19?

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before departing for New York on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged — after prodding by lawmakers — that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton and ultimately help Trump. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

What makes a person trustworthy? Perhaps, this is the biggest problem our nation now faces. We are dealing with an outbreak and a leader that cannot be trusted in a traditional sense because he is protected by the very people who are supposed to be impartial. So, how do we as a country move forward without stumbling into the pits of chaos?

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These answers are not easy to come by. On one accord trusting him means, buying into the mindset that he’s actually capable of telling the truth. However, on the other hand it also means turning a blind eye to all of the things he’s stated in the past. There’s so much confusion surrounding him and his early reaction to the coronavirus. In many ways, his first reaction is the reaction that will stay with many Americans.

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The population that is at risk happens to be the population that offers Trump blind trust. This Sunday as we drove around our city we noticed the largest group that happened to be frequenting the restaurants. They were waiting outside and seen walking to their cars. This group was the elderly, and they are some of the same people echoing the words that Trump spoke months ago.

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Many of these people have sworn off news sites other than FOX, and they aren’t shy about it. A worker for the state informed me that many of his clients are Trump supporters and they simply do not believe anything negative about him. So, when sites like FOX news prevents these groups from learning the truth, they place them in imminent danger.

After the president came out and pressed the fact that coronavirus was a real threat; FOX started to change their direction. However, some of us feel like the push was a little too late. By the time they changed direction, the elderly had already endangered themselves. Packing into the Cracker Barrel like sardines was the total opposite of what they were instructed to do on Sunday morning, but it happened never the less.

So, how does President Trump convince this group into trusting that his message is now real and not something pushed by the Democrats? Is it too late to turn that ship around and just how much damage has FOX News done to their reputation? Prior to their coverage of the coronavirus I listened to them on my XM radio. After they continuously downplayed the virus, I replaced them with another news organization.

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I always thought news outlets would help to save us in our time of need, I never dreamed they would push some of us into dangerous situations because of their undying loyally to one person. Perhaps, the question of trust should be directed towards the people who are covering the stories pushed by certain figures. I started blogging because I wanted to alert my community and help to educate my community on things they needed to know. News organizations should do that 100 times more.

Chicago, The Ignored

Last night I turned on my radio and ran across an interview on Fox. I want to say it was right before the Laura Ingraham show, but I am not certain because I was listening in my Jeep. I heard an interview with some residents of Chicago that broke my heart. One lady mentioned how bringing in the National Guard and putting a curfew in place would be about the only way to help the city. After I made it home, I found the program it was on, so I want to post the interview and show you how this city is dealing with their anguish.

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You know, I am not a supporter of Trump or really anyone at this point. However, I do find myself liking Andrew Yang because he is the only one not trying to cash in on the shootings from this weekend. At this point, I just find it incredibly sad that people are saying that they need help and so many of our leaders aren’t listening. It brings me back to the Janise Harris case when she was reported missing and then social media was able to grab on and she was found in a matter of hours. During those hours, tweets went out to President Trump, Senator Harris, Senator Booker, Oprah Winfrey, and Former President Obama. It was trending half of the day for the United States and nobody said a word. This 15 year old Chicagoan was missing and not even the leaders in Chicago would take notice. Finally, after hours more the outlets in Chicago took notice. Yet, the mayor and the representatives of the city stood silent. As a result of the neglect, the city has become under siege by crime. They had a shooting take place on Sunday which saw at least 7 people die in two different incidents with more that 50 people injured. This is the information from their CBS news.

In the 90’s I visited Chicago, that was my first time seeing people get shot at. From out of nowhere a group of young guys came running and you could see a little stream of smoke. They yelled that someone was shooting at them and my friend and I both ducked down and hid as they continued running on their way. It was a real wake up call for me and my future in Chicago. Needless to say, I soon called my parents and asked if they would buy me a ticket to come back to Texas.

The harsh fact is that the residents of Chicago might not have any other choice but to live in Chicago or sadly, die in Chicago because that appears to be the outcome. Our government has forgotten them even today we hear about the other two mass shootings, but we hear very little about how Chicago is dealing with their death. We do not talk about how a hospital had to stop taking victims in Chicago because of the amount of wounded.

In many ways it feels as if we are leaving a man down in a burning building while we are looking for others to save. Once again leadership comes into view. Who are the leaders and what are they doing to improve their towns? Gun control should not just be a focus when the climate seems ripe and ready to yield a reward for those running for office.

In cities like Chicago gun control might not be enough anymore. We might need to start bringing in martial law just like the citizen asked on the Fox program last night. What are your feelings on bringing marital law to an American city if it means saving the city in the process? Please vote below.

Walking Dead/Fear The Walking Dead And The Big Question

I’ve been thinking about the end of the world a lot lately. Perhaps, it is because I looked at all 4 seasons of Fear The Walking Dead within two weeks. The shows that showcase the crashing of civilization like my book The Last Love Story all leave out the real struggle. Why am I now thinking about storing up pads and tissue? Could it be because it is that time of the month, or is it because one of these days a horde of females might need these goodies to save the world.

There’s always one thing missing when writers talk about the end of the world in regards to women. To be fair, I have been there too. Sometimes we leave out the real stuff. You are writing this story and you want to show this woman as a bad ass, but you don’t want to show the real side of being a woman. So, we leave out the talk about periods and the reactions they have on our body.

I think back to my two novellas dealing with end of the world stuff and not once do I mention cramps, pads, or cramping so horribly that you can barely walk. If the world ended this week, I would be done for. There would be no walking ten miles, picking up pikes or bursting through houses. I would be chocolate covered zombie food with a hint of salt. I promise book three will have periods and the fear of running out of tissue because that is the struggle. Walking into the bathroom discovering a lack of tissue has never been so scary.

AMC/Fear The Walking Dead, make one of those boxes have pads or tampons to give us hope. We can’t be destined for a future of no sanitary items, or could we?