Just like every other day, I carried a gun today. It wasn’t used to hurt anyone. It was used for nothing more than piece of mind today. It’s there, just like my auto & health insurance policies to protect me when I need it most.
I have no illusions. A firearm is not a magical talisman that will protect me from any harm that is coming my way. The best way to insure your safety and that of your family is to avoid the Triangle of Stupid (TOS for short):
- Stupid things
- Stupid people
- Stupid places
However if I’m left without a choice: A firearm is there for the protection of myself and my family should the need arise. I would use it to stop a threat of serious bodily harm or death to me or my loved ones. Stop the threat. Nothing more. Nothing less. It’s not there to kill or harm anyone. It’s there for self-defense, the first human right.
I carried a gun today and no one was hurt by it.