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Opinion

May 11, 2014

Grow some courage and leave the gun at home

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

This weekend I went to Braum’s with my family. There were some beautiful motorcycles in the parking lot and I was quite jealous of their blue lights and black leather saddle bags. It was a beautiful spring night, perfect for motorcycle rides and ice cream.

We made our way inside, ordered our various ice creams and all sat down together for an enjoyable conversation.

That’s when I saw the motorcycle owners. There was a table full of people in black T-shirts, various leather goods and lots of jeans. They were all clean, no tattoos, seemingly happy and had a child with them.

They all seemed pretty nice, but I felt really sorry for one of them. He was apparently a coward. I know this because he had a pistol in a holster strapped to his belt, over his expensive jeans.

I truly felt sympathy for this guy. He must have been quite afraid while eating his ice cream. After all, “ice cream brain freeze” can be painful, and I’m sure a gun would come in quite handy in that instance.

And, God forbid, that he ordered a hamburger — how dangerous that must have been — so I know a weapon would be needed. And chili, what if he had ordered chili? He would have needed a Howitzer.

I know he must have been blushing the entire time he was out with his open carry weapon. After all, the rest of us senior citizens, children and normal everyday people have the courage to face life without a weapon. We can eat ice cream unarmed, but this coward doesn’t have the courage.

ANN B. STANFORD

Norman

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