Welcome from Virginia.
This is a discussion on Hello from Ohio within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the Welcome To DefensiveCarry.com category; Hello folks, I'm a 37 year old married father of two. I've never owned a firearm until recently--I was never "anti" gun per se, just ...
I'm a 37 year old married father of two. I've never owned a firearm until recently--I was never "anti" gun per se, just uninterested in having one myself. I take my responsibility to keep my family safe very seriously, though, and I eventually concluded that I could not reconcile that responsibility with not owning a firearm at all. There are simply several possible (albeit improbable, I hope) scenarios--a violent home invasion, for example--where it would be unwise to be disarmed. Simply put, jumping out of a window and running was a much more reasonable strategy when I was young and single. Having a wife and two kids in tow means not only will it be harder to retreat, but in an emergency I may have to clear a portion of the house to cover my family's retreat into a safe room where we can wait for the police.
Anyway, that line of thinking is what motivated me to purchase my own firearms (I have two now, a Glock 19 and a 26), take a class, and train with them regularly. I do not currently carry, but I'll be taking my required CCW class next month so that will change in the near future. I still hope I never need a gun, but I will be prepared if I ever do.
Last edited by NightOwl76; October 7th, 2013 at 02:07 PM.
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