I recently spoke to a friend who manages a gun shop. We had a discussion about taking new shooters to the range and trying to break people in to not having a fear of having a firearm in their home. I know of several family members who normally vote Democrat in National elections that all said that they thought about the fact that they did not have access to firearms if something like that ever ocurred in their hometown. The idea of having extra food in the house before a snow storm isn’t paranoid, the idea of having smoke detectors in the home incase of fire is being paranoid, is having the ability to put out a fire in your house crazy when you can just let the fire company do it? What about having some level of defense in your home if some drunk shows up at your door at 2am or your husbands employee that was just fired wants to make an unexpected visit?
I never pressure people into owning firearms. I always let that decision fall on the person buying a gun. My job is to show them that having a firearm in their hands should be something that gives them confidence. I’ve seen my share of CCW holders that I would not want to stand next to on a firing line due to poor firearm safety skills, so someone is going to have to put some time in to train with me before I tell them I think they are ready to carry one. One thing I have heard several times recently is that somebody has a wife that says ” I will never have a gun in my home”. I understand that, that is a mindset that probable can’t be negotiated with, but one thing I am not sympathetic to is any person with a family that does not have some defensive measures in place. Guns are a lethal weapon that in untrained hands can be a hazard, and there are several other things that any Father or Mother should know are around to be used as weapons. Kimber Guardian Angel, Tazers, Baseball bats, and last but not least, CO2 fire extinguishers can also be very effective. If a women won’t consider having items like that around for self defense, I’m all for an annulment.