Some folks seem to think that we 2nd Amendment types are blood thirsty monsters that can’t wait to pop off a couple rounds at someone and vent our anger, while venting someone else. But nothing is farther from the truth. As both a military and civilian police officer, I never had t draw my weapon in the line of duty (shooting targets at the range is not what I consider line of duty). I and everyone else I know of that owns a gun understand the realities of the situation. When that trigger is pulled, a chemical reaction builds up an enormous amount of pressure which forces a projectile out the business end of the barrel. That projectile cannot be recalled. It cannot be redirected, or steered. It will continue until one of two things happen. It strikes something or loses inertia and falls to the ground. If that round strikes a person, it will do damage. Enough damage to end life. When that happens, that life cannot be restored. There is no “reset” and no ”do-overs”.
If you take a life, it will take yours … in a manner of speaking. It will occupy your mind, and you will question your actions for the rest of your life. But there is a time when we have to make a decision. Does this person pose enough of a threat to warrant lethal force?
We hear a lot of stories about the mass shootings. But the press rarely mentions the times when guns saved lives. That is what this site is about.