Far too many people purchase a gun without taking time to learn how to properly shoot and take care of the gun. Numerous people are injured due to being unfamiliar with their firearm or not properly taking care of it once they obtain it.
Firearms are a hot topic. Wait, I take that back, they are an explosive topic. Everyone has their opinion, pro or con, fear, rage, loathe, love, respect, envy; passion on both sides abounds. So does ignorance.
Lack of knowledge fuels misconceptions and rhetoric. So, for those new firearms enthusiasts, I invite you to check out my three-part series created with you in mind.
Before I get too deep into things, let me briefly introduce my firearms experience to you.
My family was not the norm. My mom was the gun enthusiast of the house; so I was aware of guns growing up, specifically revolvers. When I decided to purchase my own firearm, I decided I wanted a semi-auto handgun and since the semi-auto was foreign to me, I decided to train with an instructor. Through one of my own instructors, it had been suggested to me that I should consider becoming an NRA Certified Instructor; so I mulled it over. I trained with a phenomenal NRA Training Counselor and his team, and I was certified in 2010.