How I Got This Old...mama Didn't Teach This ....daddy Did

Things that I found helpful by living this long. The purpose of fighting is to win..

The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either... The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

2.. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

3. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'

6. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.'

7. Beware the man who only carries one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

But wait, there's more!

I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said I did. She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!' To which I said, of course it is loaded, it can't work without bullets!' She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?' My reply was, “No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too”.

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16 Responses May 13, 2011

Common sense usually wins.

Here's another quote for the people of my generation who play with knives, guns, etc. senselessly and the next gen. too: "Don't go swinging and shooting weapons around if you're not prepared to die."

surprisingly, I got that quote off of a cartoon

Love it!!! I carry a pistol because my rifle won't fit in my when you hear this small town Texas girl say "Ah hell no...", you better run!!! LOL

Great answer to the lady wondering about guns in the house...


Love it! I think if more people actually used their brains instead of just reacting emotionally to the media hype they'd have very similar thoughts on these topics. Thanks for posting:-)

A member of my social circle is in the SAS (our Special Forces) and His credo seems to be:
Train hard - fight easy - live long

Cute, cowboy.


Touche'. Guns are like artwork in my family. I come from a long line of lawmen and avid hunters .Also gun dealers. Love to shoot skeet!! Thanks for sharing.

This is the first story that I have read. I have to say - you were very well schooled. This was a great read and funny to boot!! Thank you. :)

I've had the loaded gun discussion dozens of times with my mother...and next time I'm using the fire extinguisher retort :) <br />
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You are too much!!! Great AMerican story for all those who said that guns need to be outlawed in every home in the USA!!! I protect myself with my GOD AND MY GUN!!

I love it. And beware of a women who carries a Colt 357 on one side of her hip and a huge hairbrush on the other.<br />
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I'm a firm believer that if you don't start no ****, there won't be no ****. But, if you start ****, (depending on what kind), I've got the remedy on either the left or right side of my hip.

Well said, good sir!!! :-)