There are many things to consider when making the decision to own a gun for your protection. Will I carry it with me and on my person for my protection, what about owning a gun to protect me in my home?
Can You Use a Stung Gun in Your Area? Contribution from freelance writer – Jess Walter With reason to fear for their personal safety, or just wishing to learn how to defend themselves, women all over the country have begun learning how to use weaponry. Being well-versed in gun safety is the first step to being[…..]
From time to time, I am going to have some articles that throw out hypothetical situations that could happen while you’re carrying, and ask what you would do based on the information given. It’s always important to play through an entire scenario all the way to the end. If you want, walk through different steps that you may take, depending on what happens next. It’s all up to you. Many times, we stop at “I’d shoot the bad guy” and don’t go beyond that. Let’s change that each time a new scenario comes up. Play them out.
I was recently talking to a man who was telling me the story about his black eye. He had been walking down a street in the early afternoon when two men came up behind him quickly and began to harass him. Before he knew it, he was clocked in the face and his wallet and phone were stolen. He goes on to tell me “I just wasn’t prepared, and I should have been.”
I was always the woman who was afraid of guns, and couldn’t see why people felt the need to carry one. My husband carries, and has always wanted me to, but I was so terrified of the whole thing. But then I was out walking with my dog last fall, and we went to a nature trail area that I had never been to before..
Only you can answer the question if you need a gun and it’s not an easy question to answer. As women, this is a tough question for us to ask ourselves because it means facing our vulnerabilities. For our own peace of mind we tend to assure ourselves that; “people are good” or “my neighborhood is safe” or “I am always aware, I can prevent something from happening
Sadly, the myth that women are somehow less able or too weak to shoot a powerful handgun exists; it exists in gun stores, on the web or anywhere a woman might go to purchase a firearm or perhaps even within her family or social circles. I was at a gun show and approached one of the vendors to look at the guns he had for sale.
The decision to purchase a gun to defend your home, yourself and your loved ones is an important and serious one. Does a woman need a gun for home defense? Only you can make the decision that is right for you. You must explore your local laws to fully understand your rights and your local[…..]
Your choice to carry and own a gun for self-protection says that you are willing to take the life of someone if necessary in order to save your life or the lives of those you love. This is a very significant statement that has very serious ramifications. We of course don’t own a gun to “kill”, we own a gun to “defend”. Should that awful moment ever arise, could you use your gun on an attacker? You will have to answer this question for yourself.
This is the first of a series of articles which will focus on protecting yourself in your home. Many of you either own a firearm for self-protection or are seriously considering it as an option. If, perhaps armed self-protection is not for you, these articles will also provide information that is important for all women.
Just hearing the words “Safe Room” elicits all sorts of images of war rooms with steel walls, men in military garb sweating and shouting panicked commands into a red telephone or even some multi-headed alien trying to slip his tentacle under the window jam! OK, went a little far with the alien, but the truth is, a Safe Room really is just a room in your home; yes, fully decorated and lived in, but where you can position yourself to best defend yourself and your family in the event of a home invasion
OK, ladies – your home is like a fortress and you have a safe room stocked and ready. Are you ready? I mean really ready to handle a home invasion? This is Part 3 in a series on protecting yourself in your home and today the discussion will be on being mentally prepared.