This month marks my 20th year as a gun owner.
In recognition of this personal milestone, I’d like to share with you a link to something I wrote to Wake Forest University professor Dr. David Yamane last year, who turned it into a post for his blog, Gun Culture 2.0.
Since Dr. Yamane is a sociologist, and likes exploring the root causes of issues, I wrote a long email to him back in April of 2018 telling my story explaining how I got to where I am now in American gun culture.
You can read the article over here, but a brief synopsis goes something like this:
– I wasn’t raised in a gun-owning household.
– I was curious about guns, but rather agnostic about gun rights, and maybe even a little hostile.
– My perspectives changed after a perceived need, and becoming a gun owner myself
During those 20 years, I am happy to say that I have never once perpetrated an aggravated assault, robbery, murder, mass shooting, nor suicide with my guns. I know this may sound incredibly disappointing to gun control enthusiasts, but I am more than happy to have proven their expectations about gun ownership wrong.
And I look forward to years ahead of continuing to do so.