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.
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.