So my husband took me down to the local gun dealer and I traded up to my Springfield XD 9mm when I decided to begin formal training. It has been a great range gun, but I soon realized that it was not a great concealed carry choice. I have added to my collection, and each time it was MY choice! When you are the one filling out the paperwork and the purchase is in your name, it really means something!
It is a right of passage for young boys; their fathers take them down to the store and they buy their first BB gun or their first shotgun before hunting season. And those boys are never the same! And it is the same for us women. Somehow, taking that step yourself (instead of letting your husband make your purchases for you) is an investment that empowers you. You now have the responsibility to take that investment seriously. It is a sizable expenditure and should not be taken lightly or wasted. When you fill out that paperwork and sign that form, and then walk out with a case in your hand, you have a new identity. You are a gun owner! And it is liberating!
And as of this moment, the Conference on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (U.N. ATT) has broken down and will not report a draft treaty to the member nations. But we can't slack off. It is likely that the Conference will submit a new draft treaty after the U.S. election, and the NRA has proclaimed that they will keep up the pressure to defeat it. Without the NRA, it is likely this treaty would have been ratified by the Senate and one more death knell would have been delivered to the Second Amendment. But the NRA can't continue to fight without our help!
So instead of relying on my husband and other men to lead the way, I made my own decision and added my voice to the discussion. I now have a "dog in this fight" and it feels good!
Proverbs 31:11 "Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value."