Monday, February 28, 2011
Speaking of voodoo. I heard the most heart-felt and sincere argument for large capacity magazines for pistols on Saturday.
So, when I was checking out gun stores on Saturday as part of my Gunwalker scandal survey, I walked up on a conversation between a counter man and three good old boys about the pros and cons of extended magazines for pistols. Were they necessary, seemed to be the topic of debate. One fellow seemed to be hanging back from the discussion, but paying intent heed to the debate. Finally there came a lull in the back-and-forth and I was about to put in my two cents' worth when the silent chap, speaking with a glint in his eye and in an accent that had to come from Blount County (and Blount County, Alabama, does indeed have its own distinctive sub-dialect of Southern English), said (and I believe I'm quoting him exactly):
"I'll tell you why I want 30 rounds for MY Glock -- 'cause no voodoo cannibal zombie's gonna get MY momma!" And then, as an afterthought, he added: "An' they come aroun' in packs!"
Of course everybody broke up. But, you know, the boy does have a point.