Should I Own A Gun?

Should I Own A Gun?

 

Should I own a gun? Interesting question! The answer as with many issues in life is, it depends.

Let me share my thought process around gun ownership, using an analogy, to support this important and very personal 38 super ammo  decision.

When I was about ten years old my dad bought me a mini bike. A year or so later he bought me a used Honda 50. It was still a mini bike but it was at the top of the mini bike food chain. A couple years after that I inherited my dad’s Suzuki 80. A few years after that I moved up to a Honda 175 then on to a Husqvarna 250, then a Honda 250, then a Honda 650. Today I’m in my 50’s and I ride a Harley Davidson Ultra Glide.

As you can see I have been in the saddle for literally thousands of hours.

Now imagine if you had never ridden and you came up to me when you were age 50 and you asked me if you should buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Honestly, I’d urge you to think very carefully about that decision. Why? Because I have seen people, usually men, that have never ridden or they rode but it was 35 years back and now they want to hop on an 800 pound beast with 70 plus horsepower. Without the proper training that’s a recipe for disaster.

I’ve advised more than a few folks to not buy a motorcycle because I fear for them. They simply don’t know what they don’t know about riding. So should you own a gun? Well, indulge me just a little more.

It’s really hard to explain to people that much of what I know about riding a motorcycle I learned in the early days when I was riding on dirt. Those are lessons learned over years of after school riding with buddies on dirt trails. So many learning’s from those days still apply today but if tell a guy to go ahead and buy a bike, he’s not going to have the years of riding experience to help him transition to the big bikes of today, especially when he finds himself in a tight spot requiring an instant decision with his new bike.

Now if I get the sense a guy or gal is willing to go get the necessary training at the Motorcycle Safety School and then practice like crazy then I will likely say go for it, but be careful.

Should I Own A Gun?   Should I own a gun? Interesting question! The answer as with many issues in life is, it depends. Let me share my thought process around gun ownership, using an analogy, to support this important and very personal 38 super ammo  decision. When I was about ten years old my…

Should I Own A Gun?   Should I own a gun? Interesting question! The answer as with many issues in life is, it depends. Let me share my thought process around gun ownership, using an analogy, to support this important and very personal 38 super ammo  decision. When I was about ten years old my…

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