“I thought they’d jump right up from the table and shoot me.” That’s how Nikki Goeser describes her childhood fear of guns. But she’s not afraid of them any more, even after seeing her husband shot to death. In fact, it was that trauma that turned her into the Carrie Nation-like gun rights and concealed carry advocate she is today. It’s also why she’s telling stores, bars and restaurants that prohibit her from packing heat why they won’t be seeing any of her samolians . . .
According to democratandchronicle.com, Nikki now packs a .38 along with a stack of cards she hands out in Tennessee establishments asking owners not to post ‘no guns allowed’ signs. She apparently also carries the drive and conviction enjoyed almost exclusively by converts.
“You don’t ever imagine it’ll happen to you,” Goeser said recently. “Crimes often happen in gun-free zones because criminals know there will be no defense. Guns are the great equalizer, putting us on equal footing with criminals.”
Preach it, girl.
“Permit holders are not the people you need to fear,” she said, leaning in closer to underscore her conviction. “Do guns make it easier for bad guys to do things? Sure. But do they make it easier for law-abiding people to defend themselves? Yes, they do.”
We’re guessing Nikki gets a better reception when she walks into the typical restaurant or bar to forward the cause than your average sweaty, vest-wearing OFWG toter would. To the extent that she does, all’s fair in love and Second Amendment advocacy. It’s just a shame she had to arrive at her newfound respect for gun rights the way she did.