Now you may be wondering why I would write about guns. Well we were supposed to get a visit from Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) this afternoon. He was doing a ‘meet and greet’ with the owners of the company, then he was getting a tour of the plan, and finally he had a whopping 20 minutes to answer any questions from the employees. It must be an election year for him. Anyway, I just got an e-mail from the HR Manager that he had to postpone his visit because he was heading to Roseburg (an hour south) to visit a high school where there was a shooting.
This shooting brings up the topic of guns.
Where do kids get guns? Everyone I know here who owns a gun (or guns) keeps them securely locked up. We have guns (rifles I think) but they’re in 47 pieces in the back of the closet, the firing mechanisms are in a drawer somewhere, and the ammunition is in the garage so well hidden that we’d have to buy new to be able to fire the damn things. The best use of our guns is as baseball bats. Let’s face it, a lot of people in Oregon hunt, so people have guns. But all of the hunters I know (and there are quite a few here at work) are responsible about their weapons. What kind of idiot leaves a pistol (with the ammunition) in a place that a teenager can get at it to take to school?
I called Toshiba today to see if they got my DVR. They have and I should get it back on the 3rd. I hate using video tapes. I had a defective DVR, but I still got spoiled.