Hello once again. . . Long time member here (long post)
Hello my DC fam,
This may be a long post but please hear me out. . . .
So I have been a DC member for a very long time, in fact I use to LOVE and still do LOVE doing transactions with fellow DC members. I can truly say that I have never had a problem with any transactions here. This is one of the only places that I can brag about the honesty and integrity of the people. So this is why I am writing today.
Over the past couple of years I have grown, matured and picked different sides on of the gun laws. At 21 I was a all about guns and protecting my family to the fullest. I have never lost that feeling totally. Between 21 and 27 I became a believer in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ and my views shifted quickly. With 2 kids and the way that this world was going I needed to set aside my all about gun feelings for just a little bit and be the one outside looking in. I use to carry every single day almost 24/7 and since becoming a believer I slowly stopped carry all together.
Since then my wife and I have took over a non-profit called Alliance for Family Hope and started an after school program called Gateway 2 Hope. Yesterdays events in CT have really opened my eyes in ways that I couldn't believe. We have 20+ children that we have to make sure are safe in our program. I just can not even imagine what I would feel like if something like that happen and I could of prevented it but my firearm was in my car glove box!!!!
All that to say that after a long period away from feeling that security of the heavy piece of metal on my side, I will be getting re-comfortable (or what you use to say making a Wally Mart trip) carrying my firearm again!!!!
Re: Hello once again. . . Long time member here (long post)
Thanks for your post.
Reason amidst the storm.
What can we as individuals do to make our little corner of the world better in light of the tragedy.
There is a storm coming. But, unless things change drastically against us, our rights to protect ourselves and those in our direct care should not be affected dramatically.
Luke 22:36 seems to warn us to be prepared to defend ourselves (and our brothers and sisters) from the Evil in the world.