Welcome to the Gun Show.

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Recently, I have engaged in several discussions regarding gun ownership.

More specifically, should I?

A few years ago, when I was seriously thinking about getting a job as a Probation Officer, I had to consider the possibility. Due to a recent overhaul of the policies governing probation, a P.O. is now required to carry a sidearm.

At the time, my brother posed a very serious question…

If I had a gun, was I prepared to use it?

I ended up switching from Criminal Justice to Human Services/Substance Abuse and the gun-toting issue fell by the wayside.

I never really had to answer my brother’s question.

Recently, the topic re-surfaced.

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This time the idea was floated to me by my husband.

And I have been considering the question again.

I know that I would have a lot to learn. I know that I would want to be responsible.

I also know what it feels like to think that someone is capable of killing you.

Could I shoot someone whom I believe wanted to kill me?

Something to think about.

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