I have to applaud her post and response here. There’s a mental clarity to it that one can’t ignore. I’ll never suggest a gun is some sort of talisman to ward off evil but it’s one hell of a force multiplier in the hands of a anyone trained to use it. Get equipped. Get trained. Have a plan. Be prepared. She’s at least on the right track here. But it’s hard to square this clarity with some of her previous FB commentary on guns.
It seems that she assumes gun owners (other than herself) don’t care about homelessness or kids. I know I’ve participated in many matches and gun related events over the years that were dedicated specifically to addressing those issues. At the same time, if I don’t defend my own right to self-defense and the tools there-in, it’s really hard to be able to do anything in defense of anyone else.