In the light of recent shooting tragedies in CT and elsewhere around the country this year, the whole situation has given me some cause for reflection. I'm not looking to make a political post or use these terrible massacres as an opportunity to stand on a personal soap box. But I, like everyone else in this country, cannot help but pause and ponder what exactly all this means and what I have learned.
I'm a gun owner. I went through the process of paying for and attending a gun safety course. I brought my certificate to the local police department and filled out an application for a Class A Large Capacity gun permit. I paid the fee, submitted the personal recommendations, and waited. Eventually I received my permit which allowed me to purchase a gun and carry it. I did so.
There. My cards are on the table. If the above means that I cannot speak rationally or reliably on the subject...so be it.
The point of this post is not to persuade the reader in one direction or another. I respect your right to hold whatever opinion you have on the subject of gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment of our U.S. Constitution. But I wanted to share what thoughts have been impressed upon my heart in the light of these terrible murders this year.