Here is something I never thought about buying......a gun.
Why am I thinking about doing such a thing? Well up until last Wednesday the thought ever crossed my mind. Around 6:30 pm that night while cooking dinner for me and my wife I noticed a flash of light outside of my kitchen window. At first I was like WTF is taking pictures of me outside of my house so I grabbed the baseball bat and went to go see what was going on. It was a cop car with it's search lights on which went around the corner from my house and parked.
The officer came out of his car and followed one of my neighbors. He had his hand ready at his side to draw his gun and I was like WTF?!?!?
Minutes later other police cars and ambulances arrived with their lights flashing. Something was going on in my neighborhood.
My wife went into investigate and learned that someone had been shot and killed in the area where we normally take our dogs out for a walk.
About 20 minutes later I started hearing what could be described as a helicopter landing in the baseball field behind my house. It was really hard to see because it was clear that it wasn't trying to attract attention by keeping it's lights to a low.
The body was removed and transported away from the area. The police stayed and searched the area with their flash lights for I guess the weapon or clues.
The next day when I went to work I found out that one of my fellow retail co-workers was shot in the arm. I don't believe their was a connection, but the timing was weird.
So I have been talking to my fellow co-workers and he was in agreement that this is no longer a safe area. He admitted he carries a gun and so does his wife. When asked how much this would cost me and he informed me because of all these shootings in schools lately the demand for guns have risen so much that is why prices have gone up.
As a teacher I know for a fact that I cannot carry a weapon on school grounds and after that incident at Sandy Hook and finding out that the mom owned guns and was a teacher really bothered me. I even was going to support the idea that if you are a teacher, you cannot own a gun and if you do have that you need to tell the school system and let them know.
There is a lot of debate in my county about if teachers should be armed or have armed police officers in the schools.
I am sure my wife will be against this idea. Even angry that I brought it up. I do want to protect my wife but also make sure she can defend herself if I am not around.
I am also sure this is going to be expensive..any idea for the costs?