When it comes to owning a firearm I’m one of those people who is… on the fence.
We didn’t have firearms in my home when I was growing up. I think my Dad was probably worried about a possible accident involving a gun.
But I know responsible people who have guns, readily accessible at home or on their person. Every member of their family is trained in gun safety and I have no worries about a possible accident.
So lots of people have asked me, why don’t I own a firearm? Wouldn’t I be sorry not to have one if I were attacked late at night? Or someone broke into my home?
But I couldn’t forgive myself if, for instance, a child were accidentally killed or injured with my gun. And what about folks who say you are more likely to be killed with your own gun than to kill a perpetrator?
Should I get a gun? Honestly, I don’t know the answer to the question. But as I think about it, I’d like to know your thoughts on gun ownership. Smart…or too risky?