When I was a kid growing up, there were guns in the house and in the family jewelry store. When I started working for the family business, knowing how and when to use the gun was exactly like knowing how and when to use a fire extinguisher. I was not only expected to know how to do it, I was expected to actually do it, if and when the need arose.
That gave me an early running start on the whole issue of kids and guns. When you are 12 years old carrying a loaded and concealed handgun, you feel a compelling need to know the rules of engagement. Something in your head is screaming, “This is serious!”
When I was a kid growing up, there were guns in the house and…
by Ed Lovette / Sep 1, 2007