I recently purchased a handgun for personal protection. I have handled guns and have shot both shotguns and hand guns but never owned by own gun. It is a strange feeling to walk into gun store pick out the gun of my choice and within seconds be cleared and able to purchase and walk out of that store with a high powered handgun. I guess I am still wondering about it all. I know I am not going to go out and rob a bank or shoot my neighbor or get mad at my hubby and blow him away. I am not about to “make my day” as Clint Eastwood warned the bad guy when he played his famous character, Dirty Harry. I have a gun and yes I have been out of estrogen for many years. I will respect my gun and use it only if someone I love is threatened or I am personally in harms way. I will use it if I have to and that is why I bought it. I have learned since telling others about my recent purchase I am not alone. The number one purchaser of handgunsare women and they are packing. Many of them are buying guns and going out and getting a “cancealed weapons license”. This means they are able with this license to carry this weapon in their purse, brief case, backpack or carry with a shoulder harness on their bodies.
I must admit this is what I also am in the process of doing. I am planning on taking an all-day class which if I pass the exam will allow me to carry my weapon on my person. Wow, I have even looked at shoulder harnesses and clips that would attach to my belt. Women are taking their second amendment right to carry a firearm. I guess sooner of later many of us decide that is time to take the initiative to protect ourselves and those they love. I have fired it several times and each time I fire it I know this is serious business. I want to be comfortable and proficient with this gun. I have decided to also name her. Yes, she is a female. I have friend and her gun’s name is Molly. I think my gun should have a very strong, exotic name like Sonja , Silvia or Brandy. I will decide soon.
Have you thought about getting a gun to protect yourself? I will keep you posted on my progress and whether or not I get my concealed weapons license. I will be honest I have not done well with my target shooting so I need to practice a lot. I promise I will not forget the danger and safety needed when you have a gun in your home. It has a safety and when my kids or grand kids are around it will get locked up. It came with a very nice gun lock with a key and everything. I hope this story as “made your day” and you know you must learn to protect yourself and never find yourself a victim of a violent crime ever. Overall I think there are really good people in this world but there are also some really nasty characthers. Have a safe and great life.