So while I write this article I do so with personal experience once again. Like all others' articles I will not mention any names for protection of individuals' identities. However I would like to talk about the recent switch in people that I have begun to notice especially since I personally work in a gun store, train people in self defense and hand gun use, and also train daily myself not only in my military tactics but physical self defense with physical fitness. It is the rise in Anti-Gunners mindset beginning to occur.
Recent events have shown us that some of society's darker people targeting soft targets or as I refer to them, easy prey, such as schools, churches, restaurants, banks, etc. The media shows us nothing but guns as evil tools used by evil people to attack those weaker than them. Its no wonder that people are beginning to take up arms and receive professional training so they can be prepared to defend themselves and their families.
I know a lady personally that near her, what used to be a quiet community, where everyone knew each other's names, there has been an increase in break-in's, assaults, rapes, and even two meth labs were found there. After growing up as an anti-gunner, being taught guns were evil, guns kill people, it was always to blame, etc, her thinking has changed.
Now between being advanced in age and experiencing those events happening in her community, she is going to be attending my training and looking to get her first and only sidearm for self defense. She now fears for her life and doesn't know how to trust anyone in her area since those events.
Another personal event occurred at work when I was asked by a single mother about purchasing a sidearm for concealed carry and a long gun for home defense. She had been in a situation where she was lucky enough to escape because a nearby citizen was carrying and helped her. Even though the individuals were stopped it still scared her to death.
Again she too had been taught guns were evil, kill people, guns were to blame for people dying, etc. Until that event happened. She then realized that she had a child and that she needed to protect them and herself at all cost. She too will be attending my training, conceal carry course, and she's going to be signing herself along with her child up for physical defense classes.
So why is it the media and politicians are trying to show more "gun violence"? It's because they are losing! Also they are creating more criminals by showing the murderers' faces, talking about the numbers, talking about easy prey areas....but people are waking up and saying enough is enough and that their lives are now in their hands because the police are not always there!
I personally know a guy that married an anti-gunner and he is heavily pro-gun! After almost ten years being together they both now carry, train together, are happily in love, and even have a kid. She didn't become pro-gun until she too was in a life threatening situation and her husband wasn't there and now that she's a mother, she trains daily with her husband.
So again there's been an increase in Anti-Gunners becoming pro-gun but sometimes it takes the media and a life changing event to make them understand the rules to life and having the will along with the means to fight back.
Stay safe, stay alert, carry daily.
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