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Richard Feldman, former NRA regional political director and author of Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist, said this while being interviewed in his home for the 2011 HBO documentary, "Gun Fight":

I always keep a few guns around - there's a gun in my bedroom as well. And yes, they're loaded, because when I'm home, they're in use. Doesn't happen very often, but somebody drives up the driveway - it's almost always someone properly here - but if I don't know who they are, I'm gonna greet 'em with a gun in my hand. [interviewer interjects] Well, if I don't know who they are and I'm not expecting somebody, I'm not walking out to the front door without the means to protect myself. I don't know who they are - so I bring my friends: Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson.
I'd embed the video if I knew how; suffice to say the above quote appears between 21:58 and 22:31 in the film.

Aagghhhh - okay, notwithstanding my effort above not to comment, how can I not? Mr. Feldman apparently is not the only, uhh, hyper-vigilant, hyper-threat-sensitive male of a certain pigmentation and vintage whose interpretation of his Second Amendment rights includes "greeting" with a gun strangers in his driveway - an interpretation that others might interpret as the very definition of mental illness sufficient to disqualify one from gun ownership.

I guess Halloweens must get very exciting at these old folks' homes.

(Not sure whether this qualifies as "calling out" a DKos diarist; if so, I'll take down this diary - o.h.)

Originally posted to Important if True on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:32 AM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, notRKBA, and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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