So, I had this whole write up finished Saturday night, on Gun Safety... for those newbies looking to get y’all a little piece. Well, I read it yesterday morning before posting and it literally bored the daylights out of me. If anyone who knows me personally, they’ll tell ya, “JillyO doesn’t do boring.“ Considering that I spent the weekend out of town and downing a few rum & cokes, followed by some brewskies... (Mama had a blast)... I really don’t know how the boredom factor entered into my writing. Weird, but maybe for the best! HAAAAAAA!
Anywho... I had the pleasure of using the potty (#1 for you inquisitive types), and as I looked over to grab the TP, I noticed a good ol telephone. WITH A CORD!!! First thing I did? I took a pic and sent it to a friend- who immediately told me it was if I needed help wiping. HAHAHAHAHA!
Second thing, after I sent the pic to a few more pals? I picked it up, of course!!! It immediately started ringing, which led to the front desk clerk of the hotel I was staying at. I sat there for a couple of minutes, having a discussion about what his favorite pizza was and where I could get some. (His suggestion was pretty awesome, by the way!)
Why am I sharing this with you? Well... I look at Gun Ownership the same way I do a telephone in a hotel toilet stall. The tiles could become slippery, you could fall in or even get stuck... who knows!?! The rarity (if at all) of that happening, you have a means to get help. As my dad always told me, “It’s best to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.” So, I was grateful for the phone in my stall. Considering the condition I was in, it came in handy for a little bit of humor to go along with my night.
I view gun ownership and carrying in the same way. No! I don’t PLAN on being mugged or even in a situation where my life is at risk, but I do plan on staying safe, daily. That’s the main reason I carry a firearm. I love my life and the lives of my family and friends so much, that I am willing to protect them to the fullest. That simple.
Firearm ownership should NOT be something you walk into blindly, either. Do some research before buying! Go to your local gun shops and ranges... ASK QUESTIONS!
There are 10 SUPER IMPORTANT QUESTIONS to ask yourself, as well, before buying your first firearm.
1. Why are you buying a gun?
2. How many guns do you need?
3. Do you have a SAFE & SECURE place to store your gun(s)?