I had never been surrounded by so many guns in my life, yet for some reason I’d never felt so safe. The next day, reflecting on my experience, I realized that not once did it cross my mind that someone was going to turn on us and turn the range into a crime scene. All the customers were responsible and all were focused on their targets. In fact, gun owners must be some of the most responsible people out there. Their owning a gun means they are being proactive about their own protection. They are taking matters into their own hands and, because of their determination, they will be prepared if a criminal ever tries to claim their possessions or their lives. Very impressive and very smart.
After trying my own hand at a powerful firearm, I have nothing but respect for these more experienced gun owners. Firing a gun isn’t as easy as it seems on the silver screen. No one can just grab and shoot – a lot of steps have to be taken before you’re ready to pull the trigger. Each finger has to be in the right place on the gun, each stance is specific to the kind of gun you’re holding, etc. Having this new knowledge is powerful and I am more confident knowing I have the ability to stop an intruder.
Guns, I’ve come to understand, are more than Al Pacino’s malignant “little friends” or James Bond’s toys. They are defensive tools that can serve as equalizers for women when confronted with criminals. Forget birth control, taking away our firearms would be the real “war on women.”
A true conservative at heart, I suppose my appreciation for the Second Amendment was inevitable, though long and coming.
My lesson? Guns are more than weapons – they’re a girl’s best friend.
This is our gun culture
Written By: Bob - May• 21•13
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