Why good people should be armed.

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An evening pause: Why good people should be armed.

The video is a little long, but she says it so well and honestly — while getting her facts right — that I think it is worth watching, to the end.


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  • ted

    I suspect an IRS or FBI agent will be knocking on her door soon.

  • Nana Brown

    Just finished watching the video, and I must say I am very impressed! She is a sharp cookie who doesn’t mince her words. Good for her for standing up and speaking her mind. She has that right! Not only does she know it, she’s exercising that right. Which made me wonder, when will more like-minded people stand up and speak their minds? It’s time to wake up, Americans . . .

  • Nana Brown

    PS: Thank you for posting that video!

  • Don

    Yeah……. ummmmmm…….. the guns were nice too.


  • LTCStein

    OMG! I think I’m in love! My new hero. She should run for office. If you can’t beat them join them then beat them from the inside. And oh yeah, elections matter so wake up and vote so that things never come to needing our wepons.

  • mpthompson

    Beauty, brains, guns and attitude. A very nice combination. Perhaps she can get some of the muddle heads to listen to her.

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