- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Let me start off my saying that I am not anti-gun. I am against high-powered weapons and I think it’s way too easy for anyone to get a gun, but I digress….
I wish guns didn’t exist, honestly. But unfortunately that’s not the world we live in.
I understand that guns can be stored, handled, used safely and save lives.
But I am also terrified of them and things that can happen, no matter how careful someone is.
We bought our own house a few months ago, and it’s in an average neighborhood. I feel 90% safe here.
But there is a bar down the street that’s recently turned into a “trouble bar” and even if it weren’t for that, things (robberies, etc) can happen anywhere at any time.
My husband works 2nd shift (gets home around midnight) so I’m home alone a lot.
And he’s been thinking about getting a small hand gun for our own safety for quite awhile (even before we bought the house).
I am just plain terrified.
First of all, I’m a clutz. I’m the kind of person who could cut myself with a butter knife.
And again, anything can happen. Accidents happen all the time. I hear about it on the news constantly. And I remember way back in 2nd grade reading a story about 2 little kids who were looking for Christmas presents in their parents’ closet and they knocked a gun on the floor and it went off and killed the one kid. So maybe I’m scarred for life because I heard that awful story at age 8. IDK.
And I know there are safety classes and safety features on guns, you don’t have to keep it loaded, etc.
But honestly the thought of even being in a room with a hand gun makes me sick to my stomach. I want to cry just typing this. I hate them. I hate them. I hate them. They scare me and make me ill.
And I mean …. let’s say we get a gun and keep it in the nightstand next to the bed in our 2nd floor bedroom.
So let’s say one night I’m home alone watching TV on the first floor. If someone breaks in, am I really going to have time to run upstairs, grab the gun, load it, and fire it before the intruder gets to me?
Or what if I’m in the basement doing laundry or in the back yard taking the trash out?
Unless that gun is on me 100% of the time it’s not going to help.
My husband isn’t being pushy, but he is concerned about my safety and said we can take classes, etc.
I just don’t know.