I wish I could just focus on new guns, new gear, great training opportunities, and all of the amazing things happening in the lives of women shooters across the country. Yes, I will continue to do that, but I must also do all that I can to do my part to nudge our world upside right again and to assist and encourage you to do the same.
Something happened last night that really scared me. When it happened my first thought was “Oh my gosh, I can’t let this happen to me” and my second thought was “If this is happening to me, it is happening to you.”
What happened? I was doing what I always do, every day and every night, scrolling social media, checking news sites and reliable pro-gun sites for information and news that will keep me informed and that I can share with you. As what seems to be every day now, I came across multiple horrific news items. Examples of terrorist atrocities, political deception, violence toward law enforcement, and ludicrous legislation in CA, and then it happened. For a moment, I found myself numb and almost indifferent to what I saw. For a moment, I didn’t experience that deep emotional surge that I typically feel.
I caught myself desensitized to what I saw!
When I realized what had happened I stopped, I prayed a prayer for myself and one for you. I prayed that what I had just experienced never happens again to me or to you. We must not let the repeated exposure to what are awful atrocities, inflictions, and infringements on our rights EVER become so commonplace that we don’t “Feel” the pain, insult, and anger that they deserve. If we let this happen, we become passive and literally allow these things to happen. We lose the passion, fight, and energy to DO SOMETHING. To do anything.
There is so much at stake on so many levels. Be aware and on the lookout for this insidious infliction and don’t let it infect you.
Grateful to be your Sister in Arms,