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One NC man’s inseparable friend: his 9mm Kel-Tec

August 5, 2013 

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I wanted to tell folks about my friend. We met at the N.C. Fairgrounds 15 years ago and have been buddies ever since.

My friend, who is from New York, decided to get out of the fast lane, so he moved to Lexington. We’ve been side by side or close by to each other every day. My friend is very quiet; a lot of the time, you don’t even know he’s there. He doesn’t ever say anything, doesn’t bother anyone. All he wants, like I do, is respect.

He doesn’t drink, doesn’t cuss and respects other people, yet people look at him funny when he goes to the store or out to eat. People are real easy to judge, even though he’s never hurt anyone or been mean to anyone. He’s just an all-around good friend. If more people had friends like him, this world would be a better place.

Well, I guess folks want to know who my friend is. His name is Kel-Tec pf11 9mm. Now that the truth is out, I hope no one ever gets to meet him. With our good governor, we will be going more places together as a couple unless there’s a sign that says he can’t come in. Then I’m not welcome.

I guess I’ll have to go where my friend and I are welcome. I hope a lot of people feel the same about their friends, too. If you don’t want them, you don’t want us. Crooks don’t care.

If it means taking my money out of the county so my friend is welcome, so be it. I hope all the law-abiding people who have concealed carry weapons are as proud of their friends as I am, because one day they might save our lives.

Wayne Felker, a former builder of school buses, lives in Lexington, N.C.

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