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Stop or My Mom Will Shoot.

Stop or My Mom Will Shoot.



What is Mom packing? This was my question on a recent trip to visit her. Growing up, we never had guns in the house. No, my mom was not anti-gun (she was raised learning to shoot from her father). It was more of a case of my brother and I fighting each other constantly till we were bloody pulps, and she did not need more items to be used in our melee.

Anyhow, back to Mom. With fire-red hair that can be seen for miles, my mom, who stands all of 5-feet 5-inches, walks with a cane and is soft-spoken. She is a very practical woman, working for her state’s revenue department. She looks like anyone else’s mother, I guess.

So, Mom, what do you carry? Well, that was a loaded question. She laughed: “I do not ‘carry.’ But I do have a gun on my nightstand.”

I asked if I could see it, as she did not know what type it was, just that it was a revolver.  She said she  just want to be able to point and shoot.

With permission I went into her room to have a look. God, going into my mom’s room even at my age makes me feel uneasy, so much mom stuff around. And I don’t want to see something I can never unsee. Luckily, there it was, a Smith & Wesson 38 Special Model 60, looked like it was fresh out of the box.

“You ever shoot this thing?” I asked.

“Of course,” she replied. “I go to the range whenever I can.”

So I pulled out the rounds to take a better look at it and discovered my mom’s practicality at work. Her 38 Special was loaded with 37-grain SWAT load which breaks apart in drywall/sheetrock and is considered the safest for home use. I don’t want to shoot the dog on accident, she said.

Ahh moms. Anyway, what does your mom shoot?



About The Author

aaron krieger

Aaron has worked in advertising and marketing for more than 15 years for such companies as Ford, The Sports Authority, the NHL and many others. He has also worked as a security consultant with national security firms and General Motors Police Vehicle Division and has written several books. Aaron lives in the Metro Detroit area with his wife and three children.

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