Happiness Is a Warm Gun.

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Introduction: Happiness Is a Warm Gun.

I recently bought a new pistol, and I figured that what it really needed was a pink crocheted cozy to keep it warm.

This was done with pink acrylic yarn and a size H crochet hook. I didnt' have a pattern -- it was pretty much free-form. I crocheted it in rounds, mostly, except for where I needed to add flat panels to allow for the diameter changes for the trigger guard and the grip. I started with a chain of 6 in a circle, then did single crochet outward and finished with double crochet for the last three rounds, for a slight finish to the border.

The crocheting is a bit uneven on one side -- the flat panels done in rows where the bottom of the cozy had to drop down for the trigger guard and the grip were slightly askew. Also, a few of the corners in it are a bit uneven. Overall I think it came out pretty well and as I expected.

I am considering making a pompom from pastel pink and purple sparkly yarn and sewing it onto the barrel tip of the cozy.

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    Sadly this looks like my home state of Florida. It's legal to shoot people in the back here. We can thank Jeb Bush for that legal innovation. My Nana would probably knit this herself, God rest her zombie bones. Before you begin, I grew up with rifles and guns. I actually had a shotgun rack in my bedroom from 7th grade on. I've shot a lot of types of guns. Revolvers, semi-automatic handguns, various caliber rifles. Everything short of an assault weapon. Discourse: I contemplated buying a handgun, but then realized that I'd just find myself in bad situations. A bad guy who feels under control is more predictable. A bad guy who sees someone fumbling for a gun gets spooked and then really bad things happen. I was taught that if you decided to pull your weapon you have already decided to kill. The rest is just the motions to implement your will. I've decided that I can't kill, ergo no gun. I agree with harlyquin. Gun shops will preview movies and look for the weapons used. Because sure as sh*t there will be a surge in purchases in that particular weapon. The individuals who buy them tend to be in their young 20s, or parents buying that special "reward" for their child. Should we really personalize a weapon that is designed to kill? I would be irritated if an Eagle Driver painted a Disney Theme all over his/her plane and visited day schools. An F-15 is a machine designed to kill, as is a gun. We should not forget these things. As an individual who has friends who died from gunshots, and have had guns pulled on myself, I can say that they really doesn't make a difference owning one. You just tend to get yourself in more trouble (overconfidence.) I've had friends march around sketchy parts of town thinking they are invincible because they have a gun on them. They found out that they were very wrong. Normal folks tend to negotiate with their target when they draw (leave me alone or I'll shoot!) Opposition does not typically think that way. So you end up getting shot anyways. My friend, who was a marine scout sniper (63 kills), has one handgun, but it's locked in a case. The way he looks at it is that there is no way in hell he can get a gun trained on a target, fire and get his three pops in (2 body mass center, 1 head shot) if opponent barged into his house while he is watching TV with his kids, or at the drive thru. He keeps it as a reminder of a former life, and perhaps for bizarre emergencies (social breakdown after a disaster i.e. hurricanes.) He knows that the kids are more likely to kill themselves with the gun. And I can promise you a large dog will be a much more credible deterrent, and will not hesitate if the time ever comes. People love them (dogs), and you keep them in public (chicks dig them.) Doing that with a gun doesn't get the attention you want.

    You are astute in knowing that you should not own a gun because you couldn't use it. But beware of feeling morally superior because of that stance (not that you were). To my mind, there is nothing morally superior about a woman getting gang raped, then her corpse thrown into a ditch, or a child losing their parent or their own life. Self-defense is highly moral. What are the moral implications of Jared Loughner not getting shot after his first victim was shot? Is it morally superior for him to have been allowed to kill several others? All tough questions to some. Seems crystal clear to me. But again, props for knowing your own heart as many don't and use a gun as a talisman to ward off evil; which is futile.

    whoa. that is deep dude.

    it's true. I'm a floridian chick and i dig it. =D

    You seriously need to lighten up. Self-defense is a God given duty (and right). If I want to customize my pistol with some beautiful Pearl grips, do I then, not cherish life as being precious? I wouldn't kill an aggressor without good reason, but if I did, those pearl grips wouldn't have one iota of relevance to the act. Believe you me, I pack daily and if required to protect my life, or the life of my loved ones, I will take the life of an aggressor without hesitation. This is not macho, it is truth.

    this is American logic, it does not work. look at Vietnam.

     Late comment, but nicely said.

    I don't normally post comments, but after reading your posts I felt compelled. Coming from the UK, I'm afraid my overall impression of Americans is that they are war mongering, gun toting lunatics. So to read your posts and their subsequent replies, it was both refreshing and reassuring to have that myth dispelled.

    Quit spreading rumors!

    Most American's are gun toting lunatics = myth.

    Americans are gun toting lunatics = truth.

    The key word here is "most".  This is called "freedom".  300 million people.  290 million guns.  Now, how do we get the other 10 million armed?

    Since our new president got elected, ammo here is in perpetual shortage.  Especially 45ACP.  9mm supply is limited.  Even 357Mag is hard to find.  Its super inconvenient.