I want to thank everyone for their support over the dog incident(s.) The whole episode has taken its toll on me, emotionally.
Sweetie is not taking away my revolver after all, but he has gotten me a battery powered, plastic pellet, semi- and fully-automatic weapon that looks like an assault rifle. That is to be my everyday, run the dogs off the property weapon.
The revolver is only to be used in dire circumstances.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.