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I Am Bullet by Marko Kloos

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I know several of you are already familiar with Marko Kloos and have read many of his works.   In case you haven't seen this before, I thought I would post it here.   I take time to read it from time to time to reinforce the magnitude of carrying a gun for SD.   


I am bullet.
I am lead and copper, brass and nickel, powder and primer.
I am chemistry, metallurgy and physics.
Load me into a chamber, and I will fire when struck by a firing pin, no matter who pulls the trigger, and no matter where I am aimed.
Once I am fired, you cannot recall me, or redirect me.  I will freeze your decision, right or wrong, in the very fragment of time it takes for you to pull that trigger, with no way for you to undo it.
No prayer, no regret, no bribe can alter my path.
I can pierce air, paper, drywall, wood, and flesh.
I can take everything away from a person: their thoughts, memories, hopes, fears, and dreams.  I can take everything they were, everything they are, and everything they’re going to be.
I can take a life, for whatever reason: good or bad, right or wrong, intentional or accidental.
I am a piece of metal, mindless and inert.  I have no morals, no intentions, no desires, and no ethics.  I take on all those values from you when you launch me out of that barrel.
Do not pull that trigger lightly, because you are responsible for the path I take, the target I hit, and the damage I inflict.
Pull the trigger with respect, with resolve, with trepidation, or even with dread if you must–but you must never pull that trigger lightly.


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bumping this back up from several years ago since I feel it's worth repeating.      

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I had seen this passed around several times in other locations, but didn't know that Kloos was the author.

Thanks for the posting of this.

It's a VERY sobering read.

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Marko is one of my favorite Sci-Fi authors.   I had no idea he wrote this though.

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