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Col. Cooper, paranoia, Quotes, Tom Clancy


I was looking at Tom Clancy’s quote – today, “I know I’m paranoid, but, am I paranoid enough?”

Tom Clancy

And it got me thinking.
Of course, Col. Cooper didn’t like the joke.  He said paranoia was a mental aberration, wherein, one imagines being set upon by enemies.  Most gun people understand, as the World is a dangerous place, being reasonably prepared to respond to such danger is NOT paranoia (no matter how the anti-rights crowd paints it).  It’s just that, reasonable. 
Mr. Clancy himself was a failing insurance salesman who wrote a book about an intelligence adventure, and it went to Number One.  The book was The Hunt for Red October .
Since then he has written many techno-thrillers.
Mr. Clancy now resides is a very fine home, with a shooting range in the basement.  He also has an expensive condo in downtown Baltimore (I’m unclear why, Maryland.’s strict gun laws, and all).
And, I’m certain, regardless of the gun laws, considering his intel/law enforcement connections, that he’s armed.
Of course, I can’t prove that.  Maybe he has licensed bodyguards?
And why shouldn’t a man of means be able to do so?  Or his family?  Or your family?
At least, here in Arizona, between CCW permits and Constitutional Carry, all legally-entitled adults may do so.
I’m glad I don’t live in Maryland (although an indoor range in my home would be cool!)
Paranoia is a poor label.  Let’s stop using it.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


3 thoughts on “Paranoia

  1. Why Baltimore? Proximity to certain three letter agencies. Many possible sources live in that area. And maybe he just likes Maryland crab cakes, and the waterfront is his idea of paradise. Just sayin…

    Posted by Graybeard | July 31, 2011, 6:25 pm
  2. @Graybeard – you could be right!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | July 31, 2011, 7:05 pm
  3. It's not paranoia if they're really after you! ūüėČ

    Posted by CoolChange©© | August 1, 2011, 4:29 pm

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