Guns... guns... guns. Its a touchy subject as of late. I don't know how some of you reading will feel about my views, but that is why this is my blog and not yours. I feel as though a gun is something that is to be respected and handled with care. Not fear. A gun can be a dangerous object if not used correctly. As a child, I knew that we had guns in our home, I also knew that I was not to touch them unless I was with my parents. With that being said, I was taught the proper way to handle a gun as well. That way it was not some taboo thing to be afraid of.
As an adult, I was in a situation a few summers back where I was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and someone pulled out a gun and began shooting. I was with two other people, I did not drive, and I didn't know where the hell I was. It was one of the most terrifying moments of my life.
Not long after that I took the class and test to obtain my CWP (concealed weapons permit). For those who are unaware, you must take a 6 hour course accompanied by a written test, as well as a shooting test. It is not cheep to do this either. During that class the driving point that is being made is how important safety is.
Going to the range is not only something that my husband and I do often, but it's something that my entire family enjoys too. My dad, mom, little brother, and two sisters. We all go, and have a great time. Guns should never be something that you tell your children to fear, because if they are told to be afraid and you yourself are not knowledgeable, what happens if your child God forbid were ever in a situation where they would need to use one, they wouldn't know how to.
I also feel compelled to make the point that I think there should be stricter gun laws. I think that there should be a more lengthy screening process. See not all gun enthusiasts are looking to bury their assault rifles in the back yard to hide them from the government! But just because that may be in place doesn't mean that ole Jimmy who buys a gun in '08, who seems as sane as they come, may not be the same Jimmy mentally in '16.
Crack is illegal and yet we still have people over dosing on the streets from that everyday. My point being that even if something is illegal as hell, the people who are looking to do bad things will find a way to get their hands on the things they need.
Guns will always be a hot button issue. I don't care if you are a Republican or a Democrat, if you are male or female, young or older... everyone and their moma has an opinion on guns. And opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.
That; my friends is is my stance on guns and gun control. Now that was the readers' digest version. But you get the point.