I've changed my views in light of this past week
I respected other people's rights to own and carry guns but have never done so myself. I'm also not a fan of homeschooling. Never made sense that any idiot could teach their children, but a teacher had to have an advanced degree and credentials. Anyway, everything has changed in that aspect.
Given a do over with my kids in today's world, I would homeschool and look for other social outlets for them to learn social skills with their peers.
A year ago, my ex-dh bought our dd a pistol and she got a concealed weapons permit. I didn't like it because she lived with partying roommates and thought there was too much opportunity for things to go wrong, or have a gun turned on her if she ever was approached by someone with evil intent.
Now I want to make sure she practices with her gun and is intimately familiar with it. I want her to keep it on her so she won't be a sitting duck in public settings. I know a gun might not save a person if they are taken by surprise, but without a defense you have only the grace of God against a maniac.
I was wondering if you are gun owners and if any of you have a concealed weapons permit? If so, will these recent tragic events influence you to take your gun with you?