Thanks for letting me into the forum. I am a grandmother from the Midwest. I grew up being taken on hunting trips with my dad and learning how to handle a firearm. My husband and boys are hunters and gun collectors. Both my husband and I have cc permits in our state and one son is in law enforcement. My son in law enforcement said to me one time " Mom, there are evil people in the world and someone needs to protect people from them." I am proud of him and my dad (military ret) for protecting us. I believe that we all have a personal obligation to learn how to and be able to protect ourselves and not be dependent on society to do that. To that end I am a member of this forum and will be ever grateful for your help and expertise!