Why You Should Want Gun Owners / Shooters as Neighbors

Remember the whimsical, lyrical words in call and response style from Barack Obama, “it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion?”

And of course his side-kick, Double-Ought Slow Joe reminded his bros in the black community, “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.”

As we’ve seen with the recent church shooting in South Carolina, Obama never wastes an opportunity to jump on the gun-control wagon.

But what’s missing from these accusations and stereotypes is the truth.

The actual truth about the millions of Americans who shoot, who carry, and conceal carry firearms.

And the truth is, the 270 million plus gun owners in America, are law-abiding, Constitution-loving, peaceful, give-the-shirt-off-their-back patriots.

I was raised by a dad who served in the Army Reserves, who loved to shoot and always had rifles in the home. My extended family members shot and hunted. My friends’ parents enjoyed hunting.

I attended a high school in Bend, Oregon (beautiful high desert country where mule deer abound), and it was common to see the parking lot full of pickups with full gun racks during the fall.

And would you believe, no one EVER shot anyone? The worst that happened when I was in high school was perhaps a fist fight that ended with the 2 sweaty, dirty guys shaking hands and walking away friends. Done deal.

As an adult, when I reasoned that my Persian cat would not provide a good defense, and lacking even a Louisville Slugger, I decided it was high time I learned to shoot and acquire a hand gun.

My budget was limited, so I started with eye and ear protection. After googling for the best deal on electronic muffs, I found a great Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric Earmuff review by a Peter Lago.

I actually emailed Peter, a trained NRA Instructor, and the back and forth communication resulted in a day at the range with 6 different handguns. And yes, this was my first lesson ever, and only the second time I’d ever held hand guns.

This was my first step toward hand gun ownership…

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