Three is the Limit

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“I don’t want to hear it!”  She slammed her purse down on the table and turned to him saying, “I asked for one simple thing.  Just pay the electric bill.  I don’t think that was asking too much.  But you couldn’t find 5 minutes when you were out today to get it done?”

“I have a confession to make,” he said, and the woman turned on her heals to stare at him.  “I was out at the range and a buddy of mine talked me into going into the Sportsman’s Shop with him and they had the coolest gun there…

“Don’t tell me you bought another gun?  You have three but only two hands to hold them with.  What are you going to do with a fourth one?”

“Protect us when things turn bad.”

“But why four when you ONLY HAVE TWO HANDS?”

“I thought maybe yo…”

“Don’t you dare say I could use them.  You know I hate guns and only barely tolerate the ones you have here.  I will NOT have my house over-run with fire power.  It is pointless and unsafe for my granddaughter.”

“Well it was my tax refund money.”

“Yeah, well it is my house and I don’t want that many here!”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – confession

The Case Against Frank

Dear Judge,

I am writing to you on behalf of Frank Nuthouse.  He was ultimately in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I can tell you with 100% certainty that Frank is not a violent man.  He felt his life was in jeopardy when he fired his gun.  If I can also inform you, he passed all tests to qualify for a state concealed carry permit as he is a law abiding citizen.    It was a very unfortunate that the child chose that moment to run for his ball.  PLEASE grant Frank clemency in his case.


Julie Nuthouse


This is just an example of where our attitude on guns has gone.  When you pass the tests they should test your reaction time and mental health.  The required test here in Iowa can be taken online.  You need qualified instructors who can spot problems in potential gun carriers.  Human life is precious and there are no excuses for “accidental” shootings.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – clemency