Do I Need a Gun? 

Not only can this sometimes be a serious and a complicated decision, but it can also be an overwhelming one. Furthermore, this is a question that only you can answer for yourself. Motivations for gun ownership are diverse in us all.

Firearms have been used for centuries for self-defense and for hunting. The first recorded use of a firearm was in 1364. Not to mention, marksmanship is an internationally recognized Olympic sport.

Some reasons people own firearms are:

  • Home Defense
    • Do you feel safe in your neighborhood?
  • Self-Defense
    • Do you feel safe in the areas that you generally frequent?
  • To protect your loved ones
    • Do you have children, a significant other or other loved ones that you care about and that you want to protect?
  • Recreation
    • “Plinking”, or target practice, has been a family pass time for MANY years and is also a great stress relief.
  • Collections
    • Firearms have been used as heirlooms, handed down from generation to generation.
    • Some folks have collections of firearm because they needed them or just because they want them.
  • Liberty
    • Firearms help to protect our freedom from an overreaching, tyrannical government.
      • Don’t think it can happen? Name one aspect of your life that isn’t regulated, taxed, or both at this point in your life.
    • The second amendment states:
      • “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

So, what’s your motivation for owning a gun?