I like Bundy a little better for that statement of his. It's absolutely true.
Welfare took a proud, agrarian people who had survived slavery with the family unit intact, and it turned them into a dependent class. One of the reasons why I always caution people I know against taking government money. They always say, "Well, you work hard so I don't know why you shouldn't take something from the government's hand. It certainly wouldn't hurt you."
Well, it probably didn't hurt that first generation much either. But the second? And the third? The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons unto the seventh generation. And I think taking that government handout is the first sin.
I can't speak to the holster issue. Often as not, if I'm carrying a pistol it's just stuffed into my jacket pocket. I follow the premise of the late great Colonel Cooper who believed that a pistol was only good for fighting your way to your rifle.
Any time I operate out in the world armed it's generally with a rifle ... my simple old Sears and Roebuck 30-30 lever action which I've had all my life. I don't go into urban areas as a general rule (too far from me) and the only real hooliganry out here is the methheads looking for crap to steal. And they don't even show up around here anymore. We've earned a rather unfortunate reputation as those people who will shoot at you if you come around at night.
Which is just plain shameful for a pacifist like myself.
I recently was explaining my pacifist position to someone at the cafe in town.
He interrupted me and said, "Possum, didn't you shoot at that Higgins boy last year? That don't seem like a pacifist thing to do."
Well, it is sometimes difficult to be a pacifist when people try to steal your stuff and shoot at you. I also claim to be a vegetarian, but pretty much only when there ain't no meat on the table.