An interview for StoryCorps of 86-year-old WWII veteran Joseph Robertson reveals how, even after about 60 years, he is regularly haunted by images of a young German soldier whom he had no choice but to shoot and kill. “I still see him in my dreams,” says Robertson . . .
While hoplophobes like to portray gun owners — and especially CCW holders — as vigilantes just itching for a chance to use their firearms on other humans, this is virtually always the furthest thing from the truth. Although I carry a firearm primarily to defend myself and my family, I sincerely hope it never has to clear leather for that purpose.
While I’m not typically one to speak for other people, I think it’s fair to say that nearly every last one of us feels the same way for a long list of reasons. Robertson’s story is concise and poignant and worth a listen.