Sad commentary

From CanYouSpeakThis Charley Reese at lewrockwell.com.

The young lady recently murdered while hiking the southern tip of the Appalachian Trail might be alive today if she had tucked a pistol into her backpack or fanny pack.

I hope I’m not the only one who thinks you don’t have to pack heat to protect yourself.

UPDATE: In the interest of giving credit where credit is due, the link above was changed. I didn’t realize until later that the post at CanYouSpeakThis was reproduced from another site.

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6 Responses to Sad commentary

  1. Jason says:

    You’re not.

    I don’t.

    But in certain situations, it does help.

    In this case, it would’ve.

  2. cutter says:

    So would not hiking alone. So would letting others know where you’re going.

  3. samh says:

    It would be much safer to stay at home strapped in a seat-belted chair with your helmet, gas mask, fireproof suit, armed body guards, religious leader of choice and have your earplugs in and blinders on to all the “dangers of the world”. That, or you could go out and enjoy hiking knowing that your chances of getting shot are infinitesimally low. What do you chose – love of life or fear of life?

  4. cutter says:

    > or you could go out and enjoy hiking knowing that your chances of getting shot are infinitesimally low.

    Exactly right. But sadly, there are some who wish to turn a tragic, random event into a political statement.

  5. reuben257 says:

    Prior to hiking the trail, this was the biggest question we got. As far as I know there are very few long distance hikers who actually “carry heat”. It is unnecessary weight and personally I feel you are much more likely to get shot if you have a gun.

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