Three years ago, my husband and some of his buddies took a hunting course. Some of them had grown up in hunting families and some had not, including my husband. They thought it would be wise to take a course that taught them both hunting skills and gun safety. They all “graduated” with their gun licenses.
My husband has both a rifle and a cross bow, and both are kept under lock and key in his workshop. I know that’s the responsible thing to do, and that our children are completely safe. I’ve never given it much thought beyond that, though I know that some people are afraid of any type of firearm being anywhere near them.
As for me, do I want to get a gun license? I’ve never wanted to, even despite the event that happened this week. My dog was attacked by another dog when we were out on a public trail, and the owner could not control his dog. The dog was clamped so hard on my dog’s neck that it got to the point where I thought my dog might die.
I’ve since bought bear spray, and a neighbor suggested I run with a hand gun. I’ve chosen instead to drive into town and run in a more public area. I wouldn’t want to find myself in the position where I’d have to fire a gun at a dog (or a person). I think that guns are for hunting, and I have no desire to hunt (though I love that my husband does and fills our freezer with meat).
I know that gun ownership can be a testy subject for some couples. Do you share the same views on gun ownership, or do you agree to disagree?