Outside of period piece crime dramas, the only people who use the phrase “packing heat” are journalists. WTF is up with that?
More women that ever before are packing heat, according to experts. In fact, an estimated 15 million women in the United States are licensed to carry a firearm.
I like the fact that more ladies are taking it upon themselves to look out for their own safety. What I can’t understand is why journalists are using really stupid old slang terms in what should be straight reporting. It’s almost as if they want to demean us by suggesting we are a subculture like the criminals who invented the term pre-WWII. The term grates on me, and is about as appropriate in a newspaper as “Yo Dawg.”
In any case, more ladies are carrying than ever before.
“It’s a huge difference,” said Hyatt. “When we first were in business, maybe 3% of our customers were women. Now it’s 15% or more and it’s growing.
I want criminals to see the world much like a person playing “Minesweeper,” on the super-expert level. Every single person could be carrying a gun. Each crime is another opportunity to get shot dead. And there’s no second chances. Many criminals will come to the same conclusion as the WOPR computer did in War Games. “The only winning move is not to play.”