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Gun Use Banned Within The Home?

To read the story referenced, “The Supreme Court May Have Just Banned Using A Gun In Your Home — And Virtually No One Noticed,” click here.

When the defense of my family is involved, I’ll ignore this law and keep our firearms handy. We do not sleep with our holsters on, and seconds count in a break-in, as the criminals know too well.

I’ll take my chances with the law for improper gun storage if I have to take out an intruder. And, my lawyer says the answer is to have an unused trigger lock in the same drawer with the gun. Nobody can prove you weren’t using it.



Excuse me? I don’t care what you choose to do in your home, it’s none of my business. Neither is it any of yours what I choose to do in mine. MY children have been taught, from age three, gun safety. They have been taught, from age four, gun safety and proper handling. They have been taught, from age five, gun safety, proper handling, and proper firing. From age six on, they have loaded, unloaded, cleaned, carried, and fired, every firearm we own. My kids have NEVER touched a firearm without permission. They are both excellent marksmen who, after watching me field dress several deer, rabbits, and squirrel and harvesting their own, fully understand what even a small caliber firearm can do to a body. Making guns the cookie jar on the top shelf is not the answer. Proper teaching and de-mystifying of firearms is. Please remember that, prior to your grocery stores on every corner, kids as young as 6, were routinely responsible for helping fill the larder.



To read the story referenced, “The Top 5 Crops You Need For Survival,” click here.

I am 80 years of age and live alone; consequently, I can grow whatever I love, and I love everything. In my backyard garden this year, I have potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, beets, cabbage (green and red), Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, okra, kale, asparagus, peppers (sweet and hot), zucchini, yellow squash, baby limas, purple pole beans, cucumbers, onions, cilantro, lettuce, radishes .. apples, plums, blackberries and strawberries!

I don’t grow corn because the nearby GMO cornfields will cross-pollinate, and I will NOT knowingly eat anything that is genetically modified. I love sweet corn, but I’ve taken it off my list. I grew up on a farm, and I’m a seed saver. I cover my garden with thick grass clippings to get it through the drought. I’m planning to use diatomaceous earth on my brassicas if — when — the cabbage loopers show up. I think I’m the only person in our town who grows a garden .. if they don’t know how, they better learn!

Mary Ruth


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