Triple Threat Armory: A Comparative Analysis

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Besides that, the second most glaring was both the number and variety of guns. After asking if they had a favorite type of gun, one of the men grumbled from his corner, “yeah, about twenty of them.” The other man, being the friendlier of the two, smiled looking over at the woman behind the counter saying “yeah, me and Tammie over here got expensive taste,” walking over to one end of the counter, pointing out a row with the label “Sig Sauer.” After joking that I can relate since I too have expensive taste, but in clothes, they laughed, with the man responding “you sound just like her sister. She loves her Coach purses.” Further amused by my lack of knowledge, they laughed after asking them if you need a license to buy pepper spray. “You don’t even need a license for a gun around here,” they responded. Following this, they looked at me as if I was an alien after I explained that in my hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, you need a permit to carry pepper spray. “Well, then how do you protect yourself?” the woman asked in a concerned tone. “I guess we
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