I’m quite proud of the infinitesimal dent I have made in the gun world, training and educating a few folks about gun handling and safety, self-defense and tactical awareness. Even those who went away from the classes choosing not to own a firearm, or perhaps not to carry one, have a more informed basis on which to change that decision later. And, teaching is fun! That look on the neophyte’s face when they touch off that first round and see it strike paper is well, sublime.
One of the more interesting things about the time in which we live is the instant communication offered by the Internet. And with it social networking. I discovered about a year ago that a former co-worker at TMCCC had a husband who was not only an active gunnie and shooter, he was encouraging her to do the same. And so together they have taken training, obtained their CCW permits, and collect firearms. And are also active in their children’s shooting education as well.
He is an emergency room physician, and saw the need for a gun. She saw the need to protect her family. And, my only regret is they made this evolution and didn’t know I was a firearms teacher! Otherwise, I’m quite proud of them both.
Here’s Jennifer in a recent photograph on Facebook, with her favorite shotgun. Formidable’, eh?