I never seriously contemplated owning a firearm until I saw what was happening in New Orleans after Katrina. As a husband and father, I shuddered thinking about what would happen if anarchy were to reign in my neighborhood. I have only fired a gun a few times in my life and in doing so I was more nervous than excited.
But the more I read about psychopaths and think about the best way to protect my family, the more I consider registering for a FOID card.
I do not agree with the people who claim that anti-gun laws will prevent the Virginia Tech type tragedies. In fact, if criminals know they are going into a gun-free zone, doesn’t that make it all the more inviting?
Diving into the minutia of gun law is for people with much more knowledge on the subject. Though I do not own a handgun, I certainly understand the legitimate reasons for having one. And I want to be able to have one if I ever decide I need one.
Here are 2 articles from CNN with opposing viewpoints.
Ted Nugent: Gun-free zones are recipe for disaster
Tom Plate: Let’s lay down our right to bear arms