As I’ve said before, I believe a big part of the growth in ‘Gun Culture 2.0″ has been driven by fear, either the fear of a President that will severely restrict the individual right to keep and bear arms, or the fear of antifa, $VAR Lives Matter or another one of the organized, terrorist-leaning forces out there.
To paraphrase Clint Smith, do I carry a gun because I’m afraid? Of course not! I’ve got a gun, and I know how and when to use it, so why should I be afraid?
While my lack of fear is based on good equipment and good training, the fact is, most people who buy a gun buy it and then bask in the false sense of security that having a
household protection idol gun inside their home provides them. While you and I know that the sense of security that an unloaded gun under a bed (or similar) provides is a false sense of security, it’s important to remember that it appears very, very real to the people who have guns under their beds. You don’t know you’re actually on Mount Stupid until you find yourself falling off a cliff.
Fear is to be a poor motivator for post-CCW training from here on out. Can people be motivated by other emotions besides fear to get post-CCW training? Dunno. Can we? I hope so.