Monday, September 9, 2013

Concealed Carry?

Today I am going to a Concealed Carry License (CCL) class.

This is not a class I would have ever thought myself to be taking.

bang! goes the gun.
Gun laws are a big topic for debate that I normally don't engage in. I'm not a huge fan of guns, I don't think I will ever own a gun, and I don't think I would be capable of shooting another human being even if it was to save my own life.

My family, on the other hand, is not a big fan of this choice. They believe in using guns to protect themselves and, my mother especially, doesn't like to hear that I would rather die than protect myself with a gun. 

And the thing is I do understand. I understand the fear of other people with guns and I understand the need  to feel safe to protect yourself and your loved ones. There are dangerous and crazy people in this world people in this world. Last week someone I knew was trying to kill her husband. It's natural to want to protect yourself from danger. 

I just don't think I could use a gun to do that. I have a hard enough time using the horn on my car when someone almost hits me because it sounds mean! How could I ever shoot somebody? 

I dislike guns and I the reason I do not want to use them is a personal choice. 

You may be asking me:

 "If you hate guns, Luna, why in the world are you taking a concealed carry licence class?"

Good question! The reason I am taking a concealed carry licence class today because....I AM A BIG HUGE NERD!!

Nerd Alert
That's right. I am such a big nerd that I was jealous my family was learning something new without me! I couldn't stand the fact that they were going without me! They would have gone and come back and been all excited and talking about it and I would be left out! 

I let them know I would attend the class, but it does not mean I changed my mind about guns. I still won't use one.

I will know how to properly handle, use, and carry a gun, even if I never do a thing with it. And this makes me strangely happy. (gosh, I really am a nerd)

1 comment:

  1. It can't hurt to be educated on the subject. I don't know much about guns or anything, nor would I plan to get one, but knowing more wouldn't hurt me.