I was GOING to fisk this in 3 parts, but, frankly, there's not all that much her other than Ms. Yewman emoting and describing her embarrassment for the high thought-crime of owning and carrying a gun.. .
And so, let us return to the Pacific Northwest, for the latest adventures of our intrepid vegetable-that-walks-like-a-man. . . .
She's entering a dimly-lit municipal garage that smells of urine. Or, in other words, she's entering a public garage. But it sounds FAR more dangerous her way. After all, all SORTS of awful things happen in garages, Oprah says so. (And this is a new one to me, I didn't know Oprah taught Situational Awareness, I tend to trust people like Massad Ayoob far more on that point. . .)
A "large guy" is "following" her. She starts obsessing. Now, while SOME Situational Awareness is good, this lady takes it to the level of near-psychosis. Apparently, EVERYONE is carrying and they all might threaten her. And then the guy passes her. Nothing happened, no harm, no foul (Pity it wasn't Larry Correia. **He** would have instructed her on the spot. . . ) . Considering that she was entering a public parking lot, she apparently forgot the fact that LOTS of people park their cars in public lots, that's what they're for. . .
Oh, and BTW, carrying your gun in your PURSE ?? Epic fail, unless you're talking about one of those "concealed carry" purses with a special slot and holster for the weapon that's easy-access, and yet not obvious. . .
And then she complains about doing errands, and having to leave her gun in the car at some places, where it could be stolen. Of course, since she's decided to make a virtue out of doing the bare legal minimum, she NEVER considered a vehicle gun safe. . . . She also complains about the "difficulty" of hugging someone when carrying a gun on your belt or in a carry-purse. Funny, we had a party at my place this weekend. EVERYONE was armed, either on belt, nearby (I have a desk gun-safe). No difficulty, no embarrassment. Perhaps she was embarrassed around her fellow lemmings who think that inanimate objects are inherently evil, as opposed to the people who use those tools for evil ends, but hey, that would pop her over-inflated bubble of disillusionment that she actually thinks to be a virtue. . .
She goes on to emote how strapping a gun on made her realize how scary and unsafe the world is, and then notes that some days she can't bring herself to go out in it. All because she has a gun. Until this, I was unaware of the psychoactive side effects of owning a firearm: apparently, in liberal hausfraus, it results in bouts of clinical depression. Or, alternately, psychotic hallucinations making everything appear to be a mortal danger. And she suggests, but does not say, that removing the gun will eliminate these symptoms. . .
Which brings us to Part 4, getting rid of her gun. Here, she emotes again, talks about gun-turn-ins (which, BTW, are a great place to BUY guns. . . ) and apparently gave it to an artist who melted it down into a plaque. But wait a moment. . . did she TRANSFER the pistol legally ? Did she require a background check on the artist. There's no evidence of this: OH NOES!! SHE USED THE "GUN-SHOW LOOPHOLE" !!!!!!
She again cites statistics, that say a gun is 22 times more likely to be used against a family member than a criminal (Again, they're counting suicides. . . ). Which is interesting, because about a page up, in Part 2, it was 43 times. Good thing she's not writing Part 5, by which she'd site it was even odds. . .
All in all. . .the end result of this is an angry, uniformed housewife/activist spent several months and at least a thousand bucks proving she was, and remains, a self-righteous harridan who apparently thinks a straw-man argument made flesh is sufficient to override the Constitution of the United States.
At time, I wish the old YAAFM web-series was still running, because I would pay money to hear Reginald and Slugger point out that you, Heidi Yewman of Vancouver, Washington, are a fucking moron. . . .