Q: What is your earliest memory of firearms?
A: My father put a gun in my hand when I was 10. He wanted to make sure I wasn’t afraid of weapons.
Q: Where there guns in your home when you grew up?
A: Yes. Both of my parents and step parents are licensed to carry.
Q: What was your parent’s attitudes towards guns?
A: That they’re tools to be used only when necessary to protect you and yours.
Q: What was your perspective as a child, and how has it changed?
A: I was never afraid of guns. The only fear I had was having a gun in my reach and not knowing how to use it. All the reason why I’ve trained on different pieces over the years.
Q: Briefly describe your first time shooting a gun.
A: I was 10. It was a revolver.
Q: Do you currently own a firearm? Why?
A: I own several. Like I explained earlier, they’re for protection only. I do like to train as a hobby, though.
Q: How often do you go to the range, and what is your attitude towards training?
A: I go to the range at least once a month. Training is essential to know how to use what you have. I also think training on how to disarm someone is key too.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who had expressed interest in firearms.
A: Do the research, get licensed and get trained.
Q: What aspects of the shooting lifestyle do you have questions about, if an?
Q: What skills do you think each gun owner should know.
A: How to break down your gun and clean it, and put it back together. You should know your gun inside and out, up and down.