The media and polling firms claim that only about 30% of Americans own firearms. Funny thing is, most gun owners are extremely reluctant to talk about the fact that they own guns, particularly when talking to a stranger on the phone.
We’d be willing to lay money that the actual number is at least 50% higher than they claim and probably close to twice that amount. Here’s one gun owner who isn’t shy about her firearms ownership.
I have made it a part of my everyday wardrobe to discreetly carry my pistol. My friends are well aware that I carry and know that should I be called to do so, I will protect them to the best of my ability. I am confident in my ability to protect my home, my friends, family and myself, and I pray that I am never in a position to do so.
I am proof that you can teach an “old broad” new tricks and that firearms are nothing to be scared of. I will be 72 years young this month and will continue to teach firearm safety and skills to as many interested individuals who want to learn proper techniques, usage, maintenance and safety of firearms.
They have become a way of life for many of us — men, women, younger and older. We will not go quietly into the night. The largest army in the United States is made up of private individuals like me and will take on the mantle of defense to protect our country.
– Bonnie Venable in Why I learned to use a gun at a mature age and now carry one