SHARING MY WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong



Guns?  Are you pro or con?  Explain your point of view.

I am so anti-gun I don’t even know where to start. I don’t object (in theory, anyway) to hunting as long as the animal isn’t about to go extinct. There are plenty of deer and probably enough venison for all who want some.

But people? All the kids who’ve been slaughtered? People in church? People just listening to a concert? It’s not okay in any way at all and please do NOT tell me that guns don’t kill people. No gun by itself kills anything, but put it in the hands of a killer and then, they kill. And without a high-powered military-style weapon, these murderers simply could not do the amount of damage they do.

Have gun will travelI don’t want to hear about “prayers” and “thoughts.” I want laws that keep the nut cases away from powerful military-style weapons. And yes, I WOULD take away their guns, those racist losers who think murdering people in churches, concerts, or schools is the cool thing to do. I would take away their guns and their freedom for the rest of their lives.

How would your country change if everyone, regardless of age, could vote?

I’m assuming we’re talking about lowering the voting age to 16 (or something like that). Obviously, infants can’t vote.
I have no proof for any of this, but my best guess is we’d see a big change in gun laws because many, if not most, young people favor sane and sensible gun control laws.


I think you’d see a big jump in the minimum wage. Kids are often the people trying to live on that pitiful money. I’m pretty sure young people would do something to fix the cost of student loans and tuition at state universities. The rest? I don’t know but I live in hope.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

Breathing into a paper bag. If that doesn’t do it, drinking water and swallowing without inhaling first.

What’s the coldest you’ve ever been?

Those mornings when I  had to stand at the top of the driveway waiting with Kaity for her school bus.

In January, it was often below zero and there was wind, too. And the bus was almost always late. Man, that was SO cold!

If you would like, share a story, a photo or some thoughts on you may be thankful for this week!

I’m still here. Still breathing. Still writing and taking pictures. The world has not improved, but mine hasn’t gotten worse. These days, when things don’t get worse, that’s the same as better used to be!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

29 thoughts on “SHARING MY WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong”

      1. For all my love of cowboy movies, I never thought of owning a gun. I saw too much of gun violence during my working years.


  1. I am not 100% anti-gun, but we do need strict laws to limit military weapons and to make sure the wrong people don’t have them. We need to be able to track guns so people can’t dump them in inner cities at a profit. The problem is money – the gun lobby is for the gun manufacturers, not the owners, and it is all about money, not freedom. When you fight money, you never win….


    1. I’m very tired of being on the losing end of every battle, these days, anyway. There was a time when “heads” came up at least sometimes. These days, I feel this cloud of epic doom.

      Two things about guns: I’m very much against open carry laws. Nobody’s kid needs to be scared witless by some idiot who likes to pack in Walmart. If you’ve got a license, then fine, use a holster — and keep it out of sight. No one needs to be scared by you.

      NO ONE needs a military assault weapon unless they are IN the military. They are useless for actual hunting and are good for three things: scaring the bejeezus out of others, blasting at inanimate objects at a gun club, and slaughtering people. None of these seem good reasons to make them readily available. Everyone who owns a gun should have to carry insurance, just like for a car. You can’t just dump you CAR by the side of the road, either. Someone is going to want to know what happened to that vehicle. Insurance, a license, and a breath of common sense.

      I don’t know how we managed to let the NRA grab everyone — in both parties — by the throat. Moreover, we urgently need to get the sacks of money we spend on elections OUT of our elections. The money we spend on elections could fund healthcare for everyone! I’m convinced it’s the money that’s at the bottom end of all the corruption. Not just here, either.

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  2. I absolutely agree with every word on gun law. I’m amazed they still haven’t changed.

    My cure for hiccups is to 1) put slight pressure on the diaphragm; 2) hold breath for half an hour (although that may be overdoing it…); 3) Have a big glass of wine (although that can make them worse).

    I have a lot to be thankful for this week. My car is back from repairs, after a horrible lorry driver took the side off it while I was minding my own business and not moving. His company’s insurance has accepted all liability (phew, and quite right). Also, I’m happy because I’m going to York for three days tomorrow – and it’s my favourite place, along with Northumberland. So, incidentally, please don’t think I’m ignoring you for the rest of the week. I’m not at all. I’m just not able to do any blogging. Looking forward to catching up again when I’m back. Great post. 🙂


    1. Have a LOT of fun. Good thing the lorry driver took responsibility. I had that happen too — maybe 25 years ago? He had a million reasons why it happened — all my fault. Except, as it turned out, my BOSS was driving right behind me and saw the whole thing 🙂


      1. Gosh, that was lucky. 🙂 The lorry driver himself was horrible. He barged past me when there was clearly not enough room, taking the side of the car with him. He didn’t stop, but carried on with his delivery which was fortunately just the other side of the road. So I had to go and find him, and when I did he had a go at me! Luckily, like you, the man in the car behind me saw the whole thing and gave me his business card straight away. I spoke to the company he works for and it turns out he’s on his ‘third strike’ for bad behaviour, he’s done this before and intimidated another woman. So this stupid act has lost him his job, and at least the company were apologetic and have taken full responsibility. Phew. A few days away will, therefore, be a real tonic. Thanks for your good wishes, Marilyn, and I look forward to catching up when I’m back. 🙂

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  3. Thanks Marilyn for Sharing Your Wise World!! You have a good take on things, how come YOU’RE not in politics?? We need some common sense and some wisdom in that arena badly!! Thanks for your take! 🙂


      1. That’s the thing–semi-automatic rifles and assault rifles are made for ASSAULT and WAR, not for targets or hunting or any of that. Even back when that partner belonged to the NRA, there was a ban on assault rifles because it was the dumbest thing ever to consider using them for anything other than warzone and even the NRA members knew it.


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    > Marilyn Armstrong posted: “SHARE YOUR WORLD QUESTIONS: Guns? Are you pro > or con? Explain your point of view. I am so anti-gun I don’t even know > where to start. I don’t object (in theory, anyway) to hunting as long as > the animal isn’t about to go extinct. There are pl” >

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