That is a statement that I hear all too often. I’ve also heard people say that they have not even learned how to load it, let alone shoot it. If it’s not that then it might be, “I have a gun, but I have shot it only a few times”, or something to that affect. That bothers me – a lot.
Without a doubt, if you are choosing to own a gun, it is not enough to have it, but you have to be trained how to use it and use it safely and effectively in an emergency. Otherwise, you might as well find a rock that you can keep with you and on your nightstand, because that is about how valuable your gun is if you don’t know how to use it. You might as well just throw it at your assailant. You have made the decision to bring a gun into your home and your life, now learn how to use it properly so it’s not just a fancy paperweight.
Now that does not mean that you need Continue reading
Recently a fellow gun enthusiast stopped by here asking where he can go to get quality gun education for safety reasons and another asked for the best way to improve his own proficiency. Across the nation, more and more people are making the decision to accept their responsibility to be the defender and protector of their families. They realize that it is their duty to accept that responsibility to protect themselves, their family and friends because the police are just not going to be there to perform that duty. When the unthinkable happens, it is going to happen and be over with long before the police ever arrive. As the old saying goes, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away. In essence, they will arrive only to investigate and take down the names of the victims. Therefore, the question of gun ownership is becoming the conclusion for thousands of people across the nation.
These people who are making this decision are responsible, law abiding citizens and in addition to recognizing their duty to provide for their own self defense, they realize that as the protector and defender of their family, they also need to learn how to use this tool they have chosen to be competent in that role. They understand that this tool of self defense is a deadly weapon that can have immediate consequences if used, so they need to become familiar with its use and learn how to use it safely.
So how then do they get that training? Where do they go? Continue reading