Join Date: May 2018
Location: I live in the UK in South Yorkshire in a town called Rotherham
Here is my two penneth (coming from a non-gun owning country)
The thunderstruck is being marketed as a personal protection item. As a personal protection item, I think it is a really good concept just think for a few minutes.
I do not like guns, the stats are there! I am more likely to kill myself or one of my family (accidentally) owning one of those damned things
I have seen all the videos on youtube about what's cool and they are big things with shiny barrels and they kick like a mule I haven't been to the gym in ages and probably couldn't hit the broad side of a barn door with that level of kick. Nor do I have the time energy and motivation to spend the hours and hours of practice needed to become proficient. But.......I do know that crime is on the rise. Fox, CNN, ABC all report on the horrific things happening on our streets. People just are not safe. My friend Josh got mugged four times last year. Oh, but Wait. What's this? Thunderstruck? doesn't look big at all, that would fit in my man-bag hell that would even fit in my pocket, It also has a safety built into the trigger so its a lot safer than most other guns out there. mmmmmmmmmmmmm? .22 so It won't have a lot of kick either and if I do miss it ain't gonna blow some poor innocent into the next life, and as a plus point, it shoots two bullets at once so I guess that gives it enough extra oomph to make someone think twice. I could probably afford a few hours to go through the local Sheriffs gun safety course. Yeah sure it's small and doesn't have a lot of range but I will only use it if I am being mugged or if someone is in my kitchen and shouldn't be there. I don't believe we will have a zombie apocalypse that's just stupid. The police and our great armed forces will protect us from anything else. OOH, I just thought I bet My wife Nettie (she is a realtor) would feel a lot safer with one of these in her handbag, and we could both do the sheriffs course together. Oh, and there is Nan who is housebound too.
There you have it. Take off your cool goggles and this little device may well make a lot of sense to a lot of people.
Jonathan Seagull discovered that Boredom & fear & anger are the reason a gulls life is so short,
and with these things gone from his thought, he lived a long, fine life indeed
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