Why I Carry a Gun – One Woman’s Story

Why I Carry a Gun – One Woman’s Story

I still have trouble driving down that road today, nearly two years later. A place where I once enjoyed fresh air, sunshine and hearing the pavement under my feet is now a place that brings anxiety as I remember that warm fall day. I’m lucky to be alive, I think to myself.

As a young woman living in the country, I always felt safe. Car doors went unlocked, we knew our neighbors by name and peering over the fence in our yard were the faces of horses and cows. Growing up, I was an avid runner, cyclist and went about my day without spending one moment thinking or feeling as though my life was in danger.

All of that changed nearly two years ago…

woman at gun range

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