I heard a loud noise from downstairs a little while ago. Both cats are upstairs, and it was a loud, metallic crash, so I thought it was something in the laundry room. That’s a small room off the kitchen and the only way you can get to it is through the kitchen. The only way to get to the kitchen is to be inside my condo. I thought something might have fallen off a shelf, but—you never know. So I went to my room and got my handgun from my nighttable and went downstairs to see.
There are all sorts of people in this country that think it’s too dangerous for someone to carry a gun when they go to check out noises in their house at night. They think that people should use a baseball bat or golf club (at most) when investigating such things. Fine. Let them. Just don’t tell me that I have to.
I’m a guy, and I do not want to investigate what might end up being a fight with just a stick in my hands. I would never ask my wife, other women, or anyone who is even wimpier than Murdoc to do so if better options are available. But lots of people are asking them to do exactly that.
Sometimes, unfortunately, it won’t be just a fallen coffee mug.
If you don’t want to maybe get shot, do not go uninvited into other peoples’ houses at night.