Hello from Ohio

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    Hello from Ohio

    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 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.
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    Howdy Hay from Washington State Today.
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    Welcome from Wisconsin!

    You have the right mindset about protecting your family & yourself & it appears you're going at it proactively.
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    Welcome to the forum from SW Ohio. You've got the right idea. Better late than never. Welcome to the "club". You've seen the light!!!
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    Hello from Milwaukee. I came to own much the same way you did. Glad that you're here.
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