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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Silly Internet Question



I was reading a popular Internet site. They asked the silly question: if you had to fight off a zombie attack what could you use for weapons within six feet of you?

Hmmmmm, what would I use for weapons? The dozen or so rifles and shotguns in my office? The bag of handguns I haven't put away yet after going to the range? The three machetes? The tonfas and bokens hanging on the wall?

Yeah, I'm American. I have a few guns. Now in some parts of the world, that's an arsenal. Locally, it's about the average number of guns. Here's what happened to me, and it's a fairly common story. My dad was a hunter and he took, me hunting as a kid. At 13 he gives me a single shot .22 rifle. By the time I'm 18, I had an old 303 Savage deer rifle, a couple .22 rifles, and a 20 gage shotgun, plus a couple .22 handguns.

As the years go by, I buy a couple more guns, nothing extravagant. A coworker retires and moves to Florida. He sells me his 30-06 Remington semiautomatic. Since that's the caliber most the guys I was hunting with were using, it was nice to have. The price was right. A couple more shotguns were added for different types of hunting.

One of my uncles gave me his SKS rifle. It was a war trophy from his 'Nam days. As my dad would hunt less and less, more of his guns ended up in my collection instead of his. A lot of my friends were shooting 9mm handguns, so I my lovely wife got me one for my birthday. I picked up nifty little Ruger 380 for concealed carry.

The thing about quality firearms is that they last. New guns are made constantly. Over the years, the guns keep piling up. Basic maintenance goes a long ways to keep guns in good condition. If needed there are skilled gunsmiths everywhere.

Some years back it occurred to me that I should probably have ammunition for all these different guns. It was no big deal to occasionally pick up a few boxes. Fortunately, I had a pretty good pile before the price of ammo went crazy.

So yeah, the zombies don't stand a chance.

Of course, there are no zombies. It was a silly question, after all.

Right?

-Sixbears

17 comments:

  1. I haven't seen any zombies. Of course, that could be because I sleep in my coffin during the day.

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  2. glad you have plenty of ammo washington is full of morons. OOPPPS my bad you said Zombies . hard to tell the differance Zombies, morons or politicians.

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    1. Indeed it's hard to tell the difference sometimes. Glad I bought ammo before prices went crazy.

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  3. I used to have some guns, then I got married the second time. Thirty years later, most of my guns are gone, but I still have the wife. I'm not sure I have the right priorities.

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    1. Reminds me of a bumper sticker:
      "I Got A Gun For My Wife
      It Was A Good Trade."

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    2. Except Gorges got it backwards . . .

      My lovely wife bought a gun for me, so that worked out.

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  4. Long range center fire,then 12ga pump,pistols then kukri's and rtak11. Zombie plan.

    China
    III

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  5. Zombies? No, but we do have democrats. Then when you think about it there isn't much difference.

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    1. Could say the same about some Republicans. Politicians in general?

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  6. One needs to have at least a couple weapons for each and any situation. One can not have too many and some should be in easy reach at all times.

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  7. I think I can pretty much count on my attack cats to help protect the home front!

    Foe fire arms, I have an old model 1873 that I hope to never have to fire!

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    1. Danger! Attack Cat!

      That 1873 might be more dangerous to you. Better stick with the cats.

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  8. I do believe zombie, has evolved into a metaphor for starving desperate people.The military has been doing trainings on zombie scenarios.It would not be too PC to do trainings on how to deal with desperate starving people.Desensitize all the American Idol fixators. So yeah, you may need to repel zombies someday. Stay safe

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  9. Wow, just went to this shithitthefan.com. And this exact thing was discussed in depth.

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