I have always been wary of guns even though I know it is the person behind the weapon that I should be most afraid of. Guns alone can do no harm. But still, they scare me!
I have never had the desire to own a gun. My husband tried to reason with me as to why it was necessary to have one. I thought it was too dangerous considering we had a houseful of growing, curious boys. I felt safe with him there even sans gun. Therefore, out of respect for me, he relunctantly gave up his second amendment right.
Now I am starting to see things differently. What would I do if someone happened to invade our home? How would I defend myself and the little ones?
In December I applied for a gun permitt and received it Saturday. A month ago my friend Kara and I shot our first ever firearm. I was so nervous! The shooting range was very loud and unsettling. It was a solemn moment as I pondered the power of guns. I was determined to educate myself about them. My first shot was straight to the heart.
I am considering purchasing one for protection. Though I would hate to have to use it on anyone, someone might not have the same feelings about using it on myself or the children.