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    An About Face After Being Saved by a Gun Owner
    A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    mailed to
    http://WWW.KEEPANDBEARARMS.COM


    I am one of those people who you loathe. One of those invisible people who
    come into your living room without asking your permission. One of those people
    who follow you while you shop, and make it harder for you to make legal
    purchases. One of those people who try and tell you how to raise your children,
    as if you don't know how. One of those who gives ratings to stations that promote
    our demise as a free nation. I am your enemy. Or at least I was.
    I followed it all, all of the propaganda, all of the hoopla. Believed it too. Believed
    that leaving my house was more dangerous than being in a war. At any given
    moment one of you evil gun owners would open fire on me. I saw the NRA
    stickers, the Gun owners of America stickers on the cars that passed, and I
    thought you were all fools. I did everything in my power financially to try and help
    more laws pass that would prevent you from owning guns. I wholeheartedly
    believed that only the Police, and Military should have guns. Every time I heard
    of a gang shooting, or other criminal act committed with a gun, I honestly
    believed that if we could curtail the legal sale of guns, we could make a
    difference.
    Boy was I wrong.
    I have children, three actually, and to me the only thing more important than
    raising them properly, was seeing that they aren't hurt in anyway. I wanted to ban
    guns, save my children, save all children. No child should have to be part of any
    kind of death, especially the kind that involves being shot. I gave money to all of
    the anti gun organizations I could think of, went to the "Million" Mom March, even
    looked at Rosie when she spoke, and actually admire her. Brought the kids as
    well, and even yelled some not so nice things to those other marchers. I'm sure
    some of you know who I refer to.
    I was on my way back from the march, on my way back to Connecticut, when I
    stopped off of the highway at a rest stop by one of those McDonalds they have
    off I-95. By this time I had dropped off two of my kids with their father, and only
    had my little one with me. I went into the restroom with her, and on my way out
    noticed two men hanging out by my car. There were only two other cars in the lot
    at the time that were anywhere near my vehicle. I immediately felt threatened by
    their demeanor, but continued on to my car. The smaller of the two approached
    me with a knife as I was about to open the door to put my child in her car seat.
    He yelled at me to get in the back of the car, they were taking me for a little ride. I
    obviously told them to just take my keys, they could have the car, but they
    insisted I get in the back. I then heard a man yelling something I don't quite
    recall, and saw him running towards me with a gun in his hand. The two men
    vanished into their car, and sped away. I stood there frozen in time, and by the
    time the gentleman with the gun got to me I just broke down and cried.
    To make a long story short, you were all right, and I'm sorry. This man with a gun
    saved me, and I just keep thinking if I had gotten my wish and guns were
    banned, there is no telling where I'd be, and what would've happened to my
    daughter. The only regret I have is not getting the man's phone number who
    saved my life. I thanked him over and over again, and told him that he saved me,
    but he calmly said to me something I'd never forget. He said "That's what people
    like me are here for Ms., and I'm happy to have been able to help."
    "That's what people like me are here for," those words keep on running through
    my head everyday. Maybe this gentleman by some chance is part of your group,
    and will read my message. If he does I would just like to say something to him,
    and to everyone else reading this note.
    Thank you for saving my life, and to the rest of you thank you for fighting for this
    man's right to protect me and my child. Tell him for me that I will no longer be
    part of the group who invades his home, and tries to tell him how to store his
    guns. Tell him I will never be part of any group who tries to make it impossible for
    him to buy his tool he used to save me. And tell him I will never again tell him
    how to raise his children properly, because obviously I was oblivious to the fact
    that responsible people such as him know how to raise their children better than I
    do. I did rectify that situation the other day; I bought a shotgun for home
    protection, and am in the process of getting my concealed permit. Next time I will
    be ready to defend myself, or others for that matter. Some of my friends think I'm
    crazy, but they try their best to understand. I just tell them that as soon as their
    child's life is put in jeopardy by some criminal with a weapon that they will
    understand, but until then don't tell me how to live my life. I've lost some friends,
    but surprisingly most of them understand. If not for this man I could very easily
    have been killed or raped, and my child could've been taken from me, so once
    more I need to say thanks for saving me, and with all sincerity to the rest of you,
    forgive me, for I have sinned.


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    Very touching. Thanks for posting it Doug.

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    In a word Doug, WOW! Thank you.

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    I nice enough message, but is there any way to get it to read a little less like a chain letter? I half expected to see Fwd. Fwd. Fwd. in the title.

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    Very moving, thanks for posting it!

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    Great read. Great story. And its good to know that not all anit-gunners are dead set on staying that way.
    The only terrorists I see nowadays are at the Capital.


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    Tucker6900 wrote:
    Great read. Great story. And its good to know that not all anit-gunners are dead set on staying that way.
    Yes, but look what it took to realize she was wrong all this time.

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    dougwg wrote:
    Tucker6900 wrote:
    Great read. Great story. And its good to know that not all anit-gunners are dead set on staying that way.
    Yes, but look what it took to realize she was wrong all this time.
    Good point. Its too bad it had to come to that to make her realize what she was missing. Im glad shes ok, but Im kind of glad it happened, not from the sick perverted, "she deserved it" way, but in the eye opening, glad she saw the light, way!
    The only terrorists I see nowadays are at the Capital.


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    wonder if its actually true

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    johnnyb wrote:
    wonder if its actually true
    I'd question it. As I said, it reads (and is formatted like) a chain email. I hope it's true, but I spend to much time online to not be skeptical.

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    Forgive me, for I have sinned.
    An About Face After Being Saved by a Gun Owner
    A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    mailed to
    http://WWW.KEEPANDBEARARMS.COM
    I am one of those people who you loathe. One of those invisible people who
    come into your living room without asking your permission. One of those people
    who follow you while you shop, and make it harder for you to make legal
    purchases. One of those people who try and tell you how to raise your children,
    as if you don't know how. One of those who gives ratings to stations that promote
    our demise as a free nation. I am your enemy. Or at least I was.
    I followed it all, all of the propaganda, all of the hoopla. Believed it too. Believed
    that leaving my house was more dangerous than being in a war. At any given
    moment one of you evil gun owners would open fire on me. I saw the NRA
    stickers, the Gun owners of America stickers on the cars that passed, and I
    thought you were all fools. I did everything in my power financially to try and help
    more laws pass that would prevent you from owning guns. I wholeheartedly
    believed that only the Police, and Military should have guns. Every time I heard
    of a gang shooting, or other criminal act committed with a gun, I honestly
    believed that if we could curtail the legal sale of guns, we could make a
    difference.
    Boy was I wrong.
    I have children, three actually, and to me the only thing more important than
    raising them properly, was seeing that they aren't hurt in anyway. I wanted to ban
    guns, save my children, save all children. No child should have to be part of any
    kind of death, especially the kind that involves being shot. I gave money to all of
    the anti gun organizations I could think of, went to the "Million" Mom March, even
    looked at Rosie when she spoke, and actually admire her. Brought the kids as
    well, and even yelled some not so nice things to those other marchers. I'm sure
    some of you know who I refer to.
    I was on my way back from the march, on my way back to Connecticut, when I
    stopped off of the highway at a rest stop by one of those McDonalds they have
    off I-95. By this time I had dropped off two of my kids with their father, and only
    had my little one with me. I went into the restroom with her, and on my way out
    noticed two men hanging out by my car. There were only two other cars in the lot
    at the time that were anywhere near my vehicle. I immediately felt threatened by
    their demeanor, but continued on to my car. The smaller of the two approached
    me with a knife as I was about to open the door to put my child in her car seat.
    He yelled at me to get in the back of the car, they were taking me for a little ride. I
    obviously told them to just take my keys, they could have the car, but they
    insisted I get in the back. I then heard a man yelling something I don't quite
    recall, and saw him running towards me with a gun in his hand. The two men
    vanished into their car, and sped away. I stood there frozen in time, and by the
    time the gentleman with the gun got to me I just broke down and cried.
    To make a long story short, you were all right, and I'm sorry. This man with a gun
    saved me, and I just keep thinking if I had gotten my wish and guns were
    banned, there is no telling where I'd be, and what would've happened to my
    daughter. The only regret I have is not getting the man's phone number who
    saved my life. I thanked him over and over again, and told him that he saved me,
    but he calmly said to me something I'd never forget. He said "That's what people
    like me are here for Ms., and I'm happy to have been able to help."
    "That's what people like me are here for," those words keep on running through
    my head everyday. Maybe this gentleman by some chance is part of your group,
    and will read my message. If he does I would just like to say something to him,
    and to everyone else reading this note.
    Thank you for saving my life, and to the rest of you thank you for fighting for this
    man's right to protect me and my child. Tell him for me that I will no longer be
    part of the group who invades his home, and tries to tell him how to store his
    guns. Tell him I will never be part of any group who tries to make it impossible for
    him to buy his tool he used to save me. And tell him I will never again tell him
    how to raise his children properly, because obviously I was oblivious to the fact
    that responsible people such as him know how to raise their children better than I
    do. I did rectify that situation the other day; I bought a shotgun for home
    protection, and am in the process of getting my concealed permit. Next time I will
    be ready to defend myself, or others for that matter. Some of my friends think I'm
    crazy, but they try their best to understand. I just tell them that as soon as their
    child's life is put in jeopardy by some criminal with a weapon that they will
    understand, but until then don't tell me how to live my life. I've lost some friends,
    but surprisingly most of them understand. If not for this man I could very easily
    have been killed or raped, and my child could've been taken from me, so once
    more I need to say thanks for saving me, and with all sincerity to the rest of you,
    forgive me, for I have sinned.

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    Well, Jan White is certainly a real person living in Michigan.

    There's no date on the article, but it was not posted on the website previous to last October. There does seem to be a discrepancy about the number of children, however. I don't see any mention of a young or youngish daughter in his biography.
    http://www.ghs1965.com/individuals/w...hite_2000.html

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    Flyer22 wrote:
    Well, Jan White is certainly a real person living in Michigan.

    There's no date on the article, but it was not posted on the website previous to last October. There does seem to be a discrepancy about the number of children, however. I don't see any mention of a young or youngish daughter in his biography.
    http://www.ghs1965.com/individuals/w...hite_2000.html
    I believe the Jan white of the article is a woman, and the Jan White you list is a man. I don't think they are the same person.
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    How does it have to be written not to sound like a chain letter?

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    Lew wrote:
    How does it have to be written not to sound like a chain letter?
    Well, some details might be helpful.

    What was the date? Which rest area (instead of "one of those McDonalds they have off I-95)? Did she call the police? Notify the restaurant manager?

    This story is written as vaguely as one of those "my sister's boyfriend, who is a lawyer at UofM, said this story really is true."

    I've been in only two situations like that, but I know exactly where they happened, almost down to the square foot. I certainly wouldn't have to say it was at "one of those rest areas on I-95."

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    'She' also referred to the GG's gun as a tool. How many anti's call a gun a 'tool'? Tool is gun people speak, imo.
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    VAopencarry wrote:
    'She' also referred to the GG's gun as a tool. How many anti's call a gun a 'tool'? Tool is gun people speak, imo.
    Same thought I had.

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    Lew wrote:
    How does it have to be written not to sound like a chain letter?
    Halfway decent line breaks for one, a few more details for another. I see that it's been changed now, but the original looked like it was a C&P from something that looked like this:

    >>>I am one of those people who you loathe. One of those invisible people who
    >>>come into your living room without asking your permission. One of those
    people
    >>>who follow you while you shop, and make it harder for you to make legal
    If you like this, pass it on to ten friends.

    No ill intent is intended, it just strikes me as odd. It seems less like a convert and more like a gun owner pretending to be a convert.

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    Yes I get the feeling that it might be the usual bit of Internet hogwash. Of course time on the Tubes has hardened me a bit and tuned my trolldar pretty hard.

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