Monday, January 18, 2010

Missing My Guns

I am not a violent person nor do I ever really have violent thoughts that being said...

I Had a scary dream last night. I was over at the lake ice fishing it was dark. A couple fishing buddies saw this guy walk by and warned me about him. They said he was crazy. I get back to the cabin and head to bed. I noticed a truck go by real slow. It turned around at the end of the road and drives back past. I just figured it was kids out joyriding.

A few minutes later the crazy guy I had seen at the lake kicked in the door and starts towards the bed. The dogs were out back for some reason. Jumping out of bed I grab my practice rifle, a little semi automatic .22, which was a couple of steps from me. As the crazy guy is walking towards me I bring it up, cock it and pull the trigger...click...nothing happens.

Reaching me he pushes the gun aside and walks past. I swing around and cock the gun while pointing it at him. He laughs and says the gun ain't loaded then grabs the barrel and puts it to his throat. I pull the trigger and like before nothing happens. He is laughing hysterically now saying he will kill me for stealing his woman and that god is protecting him. With the barrel against his throat I cocked the little .22 once more and pulled the trigger. The gun fires knocking him backwards he is laying on the floor gasping with a small red hole in his throat. I empty the magazine into his head. Then wake up.

Strange thing, I always keep Mossberg 500 Tactical shotgun within arms reach of the bed but a few days back, after some target practice, I stored it with my other guns. I also keep a small .22 pistol on the night stand but placed it on top of the shelves next to my bed after practice. Subconsciously I must have been worried about the zombie bikers coming to call.  The pistol is back on the night stand and the shotgun next to the bed. Both are loaded with a round in the chambered ready to go.

I never have really thought about having to shoot someone. I could do it but honestly the only thing I have ever killed was that 20 foot rattlesnake last summer that was trying to wrap around the house. Four shots it took to kill that monster. Couple of times I had to fire a few rounds into the air to scare the bears away from the compost pile and once I used it to run off some coyotes but that's about it.

I started keeping the gun by the bed because I worried about a bear breaking in at night. I was already in the habit when we had the weirdness last year with the people disappearing. It is just odd that my mind would conjure up such strange imagery to remind me that the gun goes next to the bed. 

15 comments:

theotherryan said...

Maybe it is nothing but then again it is better to have ready access to a gun and not need it then need it, reach and not have it there.

HermitJim said...

Pay attention to your dreams...they come for a reason! Maybe this time it's just a reminder...but better safe than sorry!

Anonymous said...

The crazy man in the dream was you.

You are obviously quite completely, and totally insane.

You are out there operating beyond the pale of any reasonable human decency.

Anonymous said...

Not meaning to bring sexuality into it but why do you think the guy accused you of stealing his woman? Aren't you on the record as stating that's not your inclination?

Anonymous said...

Yes he is, hence he is obviously completely mad.

His methods are unsound.....

BigBear said...

You know I just didn't have time be rational with him. Which may be part of the lesson.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps something in your immediate surroundings made the hair instinctually rise on the back of your neck. You may not even be aware of it consciously, but the subconscious is aware.

Take care. There's a reason you had that dream.

Something bothered you. Check your six, and be alert.

Yukon Mike said...

Some of my dreams tend to come true to some level. I guess it's the brain working in the background sorting out subtle comments or your eye seeing something you think little of while awake.
Today guns are a necessary evil. There are to many nut-cases and hungry animals roaming around looking for some of the other white meat.
Always stay Locked & Loaded!

Anonymous said...

Once when I was 18 and living alone, I had a bunch of people over for a little party and some laughs. At about mid-night, I look to my left and this guy I had known for years was looking at me. When I caught his eye, he looked away. For some reason, even though I was half drunk, an alarm bell went off in my head. I knew he was going to come back after the party to kill me. A couple of hours later, the party ended, and everyone left. I was alone in my apartment cleaning things up and getting ready for bed when I heard a knock at the door. I knew it was him coming to kill me, so I grabbed my .410 and went to the door. I answered through the door and asked who was there, and and sure as sh!t it was him. I told him to go away and come see me tomorrow. He started yelling through the door and beat on the door a while, so I opened the door and couple of inches, stuck the .410 in his face and told him to "F" off and go home. He promptly left. After locking the door again, I checked the chamber of the .410 and it was empty! WTF, I was lucky that day - and it wasn't a dream.

Anonymous said...

Big Bear- we know there is at least one crazy f***er there in your area. Keep your eyes and ears open and stay safe. Your sixth sense may be tingling for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Well, personally I live in a small German town outside San Antonio. Yes, I have a Tac 12 Gauge next to the bed. I don't have one in the chamber. Typically if a "bad guy" hears a pump shotgun, it makes them piss their pants anyway. But nevertheless, I have it there. I have become very fond of my Family and plan to keep it that way. I shoot regularly in pistol, shotgun and rifle and transition between all of them. And yes, I sleep better at night, and I am much more successful in my dreams. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Big Bear,

You are completely mad.
The crazy man was you confronting your completely insane mind.

That having been said a center fire rifle of high capacity magazine would complement your shotgun well.....

BigBear said...

completely

I have plenty of guns I really don't know why my mind went to the .22 rifle. At least I wasn't overcompensating with an AK-47 in my dream. :)

Whit Spurzon said...

Cops are too damn heavy to pack around. Twice in my life I have witnessed a gun stopping (without needing to be fired) a violent crime (both domestic abuse). One was my grandmother saving a young woman bailed out of a moving car in her front yard, was caught and then was being beaten by her boyfriend (?) and the other by a disabled Vet who stopped a man who had pinned down his wife and was repeatedly punching her in the face. In both instances the mere appearance of the firearm sent the (scum) offenders into flight.

I don't recall the police being called in either case. I suspect that in both instances both women would have suffered far greater injury or death waiting for the cops to show up.

The Hermit said...

That rattlesnake is shrinking again... I thought we both remembered it as about 100 feet last time! But I'm with HermitJim... pay attention to dreams... at the least, they're your subconscious mind working to remind you of something... and every once in a while, they are inexplicably prophetic...