Recently, I enrolled in a conceal carry class. I wanted to learn more about what is becoming a growing movement in our country.
The folks taking the class cut across the socio/economic spectrum. There was a truck driver and a dentist. There were older folks and twentysomethings. And I sat next to a young mother who could outshoot everyone in the class.
What struck me was how ordinary they were.
I didn’t see any gang colors – unless you count camouflage. I found my classmates to be polite and concerned about the well being of their families.
Those who support more restrictions on guns would have you believe that folks who want to carry are Dirty Harry types ready to shove a revolver in someone’s face and shout, “Go ahead, make my day.”
I’ve never met a gun owner like that.
September 9, 2016
A baby step for gun control
[Part of the problem we have is that everything some people know about guns and gun owners they learned via T.V. and movies. And, of course, the characters as well as the drama and effects are larger than life.
This is why it is critically important to come out of the closet as a gun owner and take new shooters to the range so they can become acquainted with reality.—Joe]