Kids in the house is the best reason TO have guns …

Kids in the house is the best reason TO have guns …

During each Concealed Weapon License course I ask each person or family unit about how they now or will store guns in the house.  Occasionally I’ll hear that they had guns but got rid of them when they had kids…. HUH?!

Kids depend on parents for many things, and most especially their safety.  The kids take it for granted but as parents we must never do that.  There is a stark realty that everyone must acknowledge:  it takes a good guy (or gal) with a gun to stop a bad guy (or gal) with a gun.  Plain and simple.  Don’t be a fool and disagree.  The same can be said for most of us about multiple attackers, whether armed or not.  Even with my advanced martial arts ranking I consider two assailants a much bigger challenge, as they are now both much younger and more fit than me.

Make no mistake about it:  when somebody sees your car in the driveway, especially in the middle of the night, and bypasses your fence, security lighting, locks, dog  and whatever else you have, to get to you, you are in deep doo-doo.  They are looking for YOU, not your TV.  Florida law is good at protecting you while you are in your “castle” but if you think peeing yourself or begging is your way out, it’s going to be a rough night for you.

MAN TO MAN (ladies, skip this paragraph please!)   Guys, women often do not understand the sense of responsibility to protect their families that guys have. Yes, women have that important and strong mothering instinct, but it is different.   Yes, a mother bear is a formidable opponent, but mostly because she has the means to defend her young.  Attitude alone does not cut it. I’m sure you will agree (at least I hope so) that you and I will be the first to die in our households.  We can guarantee no more, but our families will not be tortured, raped and murdered before our very eyes because we had no means to stop it.

OK, we’re back.  When there is a home invasion, we must first be able to protect ourselves.  If we, the responsible adults are dead, so are the kids.  It is best if all adults in the house are ready and able to defend the lives of anyone else in the household.

But kids accessing guns?  It is an all-too-common problem, but it is easily solvable.  There are numerous ways to secure a gun safely in the home, so kids can never get to it.  Many ways. Choose one of them and know you are doing everything you can for your family.  And at an early age kids should become familiar with guns and how to shoot. Your kids are the BEST reason to haCPF PWDve a gun in the house.