Encourage your men to buy a new gun every couple of years.

Due to the current political and economic situation, we decided to go ahead and buy one more piece of protection for our home.   Apparently we weren’t the only ones with this idea. The local gun shop and a chain store that carries guns were both slammed with customers. It’s interesting, yet scary, to observe the people that are in the market for a new Piece.

There were teenage boys there with their father bonding over which gun would best fit their Bambi killing needs.  Next, you had people like us.. normal people that have been thinking about buying something for a while and decided to do it while we can. Then you had the scary people.  There was an old man that was looking at the most expensive gun they had and was asking very uneducated questions. Thankfully, you must pass a background check in order to purchase any gun in a store.

This brings me to my title. As I was sitting there, waiting for Josh to fill out all the paperwork, get fingerprinted etc., it hit me. This is a good idea! Don’t get me wrong, I trust my husband completely. But it’s not a bad idea to let him get a new toy every once in a while so the state can run a check on him just to make sure he hasn’t been holding up McDonalds without me knowing.

On a side note, I know that guns are a very touchy subject. I think that is because people are scared of them. If you take the time to educate yourself and familiarize yourself with them, you’d be surprised at how empowering they are. I have a friend who’s now ex-husband had a gun, but would never show her how to shoot, despite her interest in wanting to know. She jokes that should’ve been a warning that their marriage was in trouble. I don’t think she’s too far off. Maybe he had a guilty conscience and didn’t want her to shoot him if she caught him doing something he wasn’t supposed to be doing. As for Josh and me, we like to go shoot together. It’s something we have in common. A family that shoots together, stays together.

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