See that cross drawing hottie packing the hogleg? The one hugging on my great-great-grandmother. Her name was Laura Allen. She was the niece of my"Fat Granny." Mary Selena Hutcherson Maner. I apparently inherited her habit of being armed at all times. LEGALLY armed. I find myself avoiding places and situations where I cannot legally carry. Something tells me Laura would approve. My little sister has those exact chubby cheeks. As does my Aunt Jeanette. And that hat,,,, that there is a horse ridin' hat. When the brim is bent up the wind doesn't get under it and blow your hat off. That way, after you outrun the commancheros, you don't get sunburned.
I think if Laura was posing for a pic today, it might be more like this. Strapped and ready to roll
Well, ok, I'm joking . But I'm confident that Laura wouldn't play "victim" very well. I doubt she would be assaulted, or raped without having something to say about the outcome. I believe she would take responsibility for her own well being. Empowerment! Why are so many strong, intellectual women afraid to empower themselves by carrying a gun? Why do so many cede their destiny to criminals? Why are all aspects of personal self defense not taught to girls from the earliest ages? Teaching empowerment builds confidence. I like strong confident women. I like Laura.
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