“I guess I’m a lover, so I’m not really into like guns and violence,” Brown said. “If I have some friends that have a CCW and they have firearms … I’m like crazy about them, putting them away, getting them out of my sight. It’s just a fear that I’ve always had.”
When it came time to practice shooting, that fear emerged. She was apprehensive and flinched as others fired.
She dipped her head into her hands. She took a deep breath. She fanned herself with her hands.
But the instructors were kind. Encouraging. Helpful.
Brown took another breath.
And she fired.
“It’s evident that that fear is still there,” Brown said.
“I am hoping that just because of the times we live in and now, you know, you have to be prepared,” Brown said. “And so I don’t want my fear to keep me from being unable to, you know, get with the times.”