Well, at least that’s how I was raised.
Disclaimer: I have been around all different types of guns my entire life. I respect them, I value them and I do not ever put anyone in harm. I suggest you do the same. If you’re interested in or curious about guns, take a class, ask someone with experience and read about it. This isn’t the hobby to try and pick up by yourself.
The only type of bad gun is one in the hands of someone who is uneducated about the power that they are holding. This nation was founded by people who believe in the respect of the right to bear arms. Please educate yourselves so you don’t ruin it for everybody else.
If you’re anything like 90% of the people I grew up with, you know nothing about firearms. I am here to save you… That is, in the next conversation you get stuck in with the gun toting right wing conservative like myself. In other words, after this article, you might actually be able to somewhat participate in gun conversation or even listen without feeling completely incompetent.
Let’s start with my personal favorite and the guns you see in everybody’s profile pictures: assault rifles. This is the usual gun that the media tries to blame well, everything on. But as we know, guns don’t shoot themselves, right? The most common assault rifles you will hear about are AK-47s, AR-15’s and M4s. And yes I have all three. 😉
These guns are military style, semi automatic, high-powered weapons that have a bad reputation mostly because of the Obama registration. Although we generally use the term “semi-automatic”, these assault rifles, depending on the make and model, can be set to full-auto, semi-auto or three round bursts.
These guns can be manipulated and personalized to make them completely custom which means yes girls, you can have a zebra AR-15 just like Miranda Lambert’s.
Next, my choice for home protection is a shotgun. There’s nothing more terrifying than the sound of a pump action shotgun cocking when you aren’t ready for it. Even though I’m very educated and take the proper safety precautions, fear of the power of guns is not something that you should ever get used to. They were bestowed upon us to protect ourselves and families against enemies foreign and domestic. The respect for these weapons should never be put aside. Shotguns come in a variety of gauges with the 12-gauge and 20-gauge being the most common. The smaller number gauge the larger the barrel. Meaning that a 12-gauge will have a larger barrel, making the recoil a little rougher on your shoulder, but hey that’s the fun of shotguns!
The most common guns that most people have are handguns. These range in size, kick, color and ammo. Handguns do exactly what the name says, they sit in your hands. Making these perfectly appropriate to shoot as your first gun. Some are so small and lightweight you wouldn’t even know they were in your smallest purse making them excellent for self defense with a proper permit of course.
I hope you learned a little bit and I gave you some insight into my half redneck life. And remember, safety first. Seriously, you don’t want to end up like this moose I got in Alaska.