I was expecting it and I wasn't disappointed. The Portland Police just got away with murder. The most that can happen to them now is the city pays a hefty fine to the family of the deceased.
I'm in such a foul mood right now.
My parents didn't say anything, but I don't think they agree with me. They grew up in a time where the government knew best and blind obedience was the norm.
My dad thinks my "obsession" with guns is funny. My mom, who I expected to be the most against me, actually seems interested. I don't expect her to start packing anytime soon though, she is in her 70's after all and I don't see her or my dad's minds changing after this long. I remember as a kid I couldn't even own a cap gun, let alone a BB gun or heaven forbid, a .22. My grand father on my dads side was a cowboy and had guns. He hunted and protected himself and his family on the prairie when he was homesteading. He was also a deputy sheriff at one point and had a Colt revolver. My grandparents on my moms side had shotguns and other firearms at their farm. WTF happened?
I was living with my sister and her family in Redding, CA a few years ago and had a guy force his way into the house late at night with a rifle. If my brother in law hadn't been behind the door as it opened and pinned the guys arms, there is no telling what would have happened to us and their two kids. Later when we moved the couch we found a cartridge with a struck primer. Presently, I have it on good authority that she won't allow a firearm in her house.
Also, a friend of mine is scared of guns and won't even think of going to the range with me to see for themselves what they're all about.
My ex is an anti, a Democrat, and thinks the Million Mom March is a great thing. Just one of the numerous things that drove us apart, that and the screwing other men thing.
Sometimes I just feel so alienated, like I'm the only sane person left in the world.