Please take the time to check out this blog. It’s about a woman’s journey into the world of gun ownership.
I’ll admit, when reading about her experience with the gun shop, I got a little pissed. It’s ass hats like those guys that give a lot of gun owners a bad name. Buying a gun, especially your first gun, should be a very pleasant and educational experience. Please, if you’re a current gun owner, help out someone who comes to you for answers. Don’t act like you know everything or you’re above someone because they don’t know what night sights on a pistol are. The more gun owners we have, the better.
Being a first time handgun buyer I felt very intimidated just walking into the gun store. I wasn’t sure what kind of firearm I wanted, how much money I wanted to spend let alone the make and caliber (my husband and I talked before we went and he suggested a .22 to learn on but the decision was completely up to me). When we walked into the store the men behind the counter didn’t acknowledge me and immediately set out talking to my husband.
Honestly, this really bummed me out. I was so proud of going through the pistol safety course and just taking a step towards getting a gun that I thought the men behind the counter would be at least a little excited for me too. Not that I was expecting high fives or a parade I just thought they would be a little more encouraging and interested.
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