Imagine No More Guns

Back in 1980 gun control was a big issue. Politicians and celebrities were victims as well as less famous citizens. After John Lennon was shot I had to admit to my mother that I had bought a hand gun, the same type that killed John. She was distraught. What could I have been thinking? I was thinking as a radical socialist lesbian feminist I might have to defend myself. I learned how to shoot at local gun clubs. I put the gun in a drawer next to my bed, but began to worry that a visiting child might find it. What if someone accidentally got shot with my gun! I soon put the gun far away out of anyone’s reach. My thinking changed, but the scourge of gun violence did not. Except that Mom is writing here about handguns rather than now-popular semiautomatic weapons.

She knew how to use a rifle. Did she shoot the buck while wearing pearls?

“We do have wild animals, but they are two-legged.”

Author: Molly Martin

I'm a long-time tradeswoman activist, retired electrician and electrical inspector. I live in Santa Rosa, CA. molly-martin.com. I also share a travel blog with my wife Holly: travelswithmoho.wordpress.com.

4 thoughts on “Imagine No More Guns”

  1. Now I understand where your writing skills came from!
    Thanks so much for sharing that great Letter to the Editor — another area in which you excel today, carrying on in your mother’s footsteps.

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  2. Great letter. How quaint: ban hand guns. Well THAT train has long left the station. At the rate we’re going,
    In30 more years will we be trying to ban rocket propelled grenades?..

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  3. I wish I could have known your mother. She sounds like she was a wonderful, caring, very intelligent person! Her letter could be used again today, just omitting references to Lennon’s assassination. Maybe you could edit it and send it to the Press Democrat?????? Just a thought.

    Love & Peace, Minerva

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