I feel like I haven't written in forever! Guess the most exciting thing that's happened recently is that Mike got an M-1A SOCOM 16 for Father's Day. He's wanted one his whole life and he really deserved it. We had several guns when we first got married, but he had to "sacrifice" them so we could pay our bills while he was in college. It was hard for him, but it was all we had that we could sell. So, I'd say this pretty much darn well makes up for it! (The thing was a pretty penny!)
I'm amazed at how my views on guns have changed since I met Mike. I grew up afraid of guns, I had never seen one in real life and I always associated them with "bad guys" in movies and crazed hunters and such. So, when we were first dating and he wanted to take me shooting in the foothills I was absolutely terrified. I was pretty sure that one of the guns would shoot me in the car while we were driving because we'd hit a bump or something. But after the first time I shot one I was hooked! It's now one of my favorite past times. (I particularly like shooting fruits and vegetables, stuffed Barney and scary clown toys!) I have learned to respect guns and see how they can be used to protect people and families.
There are around 60,000 reported and an estimated 1.5 million unreported cases per year of people who stopped crime through the use of firearms. That's a lot! I wish the anti-gun lobbyists would state that in all their "Guns are bad!" statistics. I'm not against them not letting psychos have guns, I think the background check is a wonderful idea, but it's not fair to take them away from the rest of us NOT crazy people. In Mexico there is a law that prohibits people from having guns. But do you think that stops the "bad guys" from getting them? HECK NO! It just makes it so the bad guys who don't follow the rules have guns and the good law abiding people have no way to protect themselves from the bad guys. I don't understand why they would want to do that here. (I get so fired up about gun control. )
Hmmm. Well, I sure wasn't expecting my blog to turn into this! LOL. Anyway, it was a great Father's Day present, and I'm looking forward to making some big purple and green stuffed dinosaurs bite the dust. Bye-bye, Barney!