It's been about 8 years since my family experienced GUN VIOLENCE! It took us a couple more years of chewing on the problem before we decided the world was truly enough of a violent place that we ought to be able to defend ourselves as we went about living. Yeah, I know. Seems like we're a little slow. The reality of it though is it takes some people time to process a weighty thing like daily carrying around something that would normally only be used to defend ones self with lethal force (assuming your not at the range for all the other fun uses they have!). It's intimidating and takes some time to get used to. Also, you need to deal with the mental preparedness of using it and the results of that use. If you aren't willing to defend your life then you might as well not carry. Your mileage may vary.
We took the plunge and got licensed to carry. I'm of the opinion that you should not need any sort of government permission to exercise that right but that's another post. We've renewed once since then and not had nearly enough range time (or fun) to suit us. Getting into the gun culture introduced me to a number of gun bloggers who regularly fight for our 2nd amendment right and bring the light of clarity focusing brightly on the misinformation and distortions that the anti gun rights activists promote in their efforts to
So, this guy Weer'd comes up with a better idea. He suggests we do our own version of lighting a candle and take a picture of it with our daily carry guns. Sorta show what can really prevent GUN VIOLENCE! along with a pretty candle. In this household we like to double our pleasure and our odds so we both carry to prevent GUN VIOLENCE! or any other kind for that matter. In keeping with my fellow gun bloggers I proudly present our picture of our daily carry guns!
|Mr. and Mrs. Groudhog's daily carry. Her Glock 17 on the left, my XD9 on the right. Thoroughly range tested...|
I'll tell you what my picture personally represents. The lit candles are a memorial to all who have suffered CRIMINAL violence. The guns represent the best tool we have to prevent and combat CRIMINAL violence. It gives us a fighting chance against it. They stop force with FORCE. The holsters represent daily vigilance. The tools do no good if left at home or locked up in a safe. It's a mindset, an attitude and an action that gives the Groundhogs a confident edge.
Oh, the extra magazines? Surely you realize that 70 rounds gives you a much better chance against the zombie hordes when you're trying to fight your way back to your rifle (that you never should have put down in the first place you big dummy!)!