An online friend of mine was looking at the family pictures I posted a few days ago
and saw a couple of pictures of my older daughter learning to shoot a gun from her
uncle and her dad. My friend sent me an email saying she didn't like guns and wished
there weren't any guns at all. That got me thinking...
I was raised around guns. My dad had guns, my grandpa had guns, my uncles had guns.
Now my husband has guns, my brothers have guns and our friends have guns. It is not
all that unusual to drive around town and see people with guns and when you hike
or go fishing you better have a gun or be with someone that has one. My 5 foot
50 year old neighbor lady wears a 44 on her belt when she walks her dog because of
bears. She is so little you can see the barrel hanging down below her coat.
So how many of you own guns? How do you feel about guns in general? Can you shoot
a gun and do you know how to handle it? Does it make you feel safer knowing you
could use a gun if you had to defend your life or the life of a loved one or do you
just hope that it never comes to that?