As an avid prepper one of the things that I constantly think about is security. Whether that be when we are out and about or in an actual doomsday scenario and working to protect my family and food stores from those that are looking to take it from me
No matter what the reason is I have had a few conversations with family and friends about security and the role of guns for protection and seem to be getting somewhat of a mixed response.
There are clearly two groups here, those that believe that in a situation where there is little or no government and order when a major emergency happens and those that think it may be bad for a day or two then all will be well.
The problem here is that if group two is right, group one only wasted money on guns and ammunition. However, if group one is right then group two is likely to become part of the problem because they are suddenly going to be the have nots in a world where they need to survive.
So as far as having protection whether that's a gun, knife, stun gun or whatever it seems only logical to err on the side of caution. Having a gun and ammo doesn't mean you are going to turn into a Harley ridin' tattoo covered gun slinger. It's only a tool that if needed it's too late if you don't have it.
I am not advocating that everyone go buy a gun and when they answer their door they have a loaded handgun, but having one just in case and knowing how to use it only makes good sense.
So in talking to friends and family the ones in group two seem to like to say most people are shot with their own gun. I don't dispute that because many people who have guns aren't prepared to use them or have never taken the time to learn about their use after the initial purchase and maybe firing a little bit at a range.
In real life if you feel the need to pull out and aim your gun at someone two things need to happen. One you need to be sure that the situation you are facing calls for the potential use of lethal force and two that you actually have the skills and ability to proceed if that is needed. If you don't have those then you probably shouldn't have a gun and I'd recommend something less dangerous like a stun gun.
Remember guns don't shoot people, people shoot people. If you use good judgement and are security conscience you may never need to use your gun, but if you do need it, it'd be a bad time to be thinking "I should have bought a gun."
Author: Steve McDaniel
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