OK self admitted scaredy cat here.
In principle I would like to get all trained up , but in practice I find numerous impediments.
Noise. I am extremely noise sensitive. Earplugs and such are not always enough.
Fire. When I did my first/only range class with a pistol, literally fire came out of it and I was worried I would get burned. My Dad was there and he seemed to think I wasn’t standing strong enough, and so it can get rattled? Another person told me the caliber or something (sorry I may say all words wrong) was not right.
Klutziness. In the best of times, I can drop , spill, slosh, etc things. When I was little, I realized how great it was I drink water since it cleans up better than OJ, lol. It seems like this is not an ideal combo for having weapons of any kind.
Strength. I am not strong, not just compared to men but to women. I flunked Jr Lifesaving because the instructor could drown me.
Laws. In NJ, NY afaik I basically have no gun rights. It seems that even if you live elsewhere and just pass through you can get hit. I think there are lawsuits working on this but I’m not sure where they are.
For all these reasons, though I am extremely committed to 2A, I feel pretty helpless on doing something myself.
Do you have ideas to help me see a better light? With horrible videos of young students beating up highschoolers and others, which seem more and more common, I want to relook at options.
In the meantime, I try to promote 1776 with the Mighty Pen.
On the plus side for me, at day camp long ago, I really enjoyed rifle practice.
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