by Paxton Delany - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Whether it’s my easy going demeanor or my matter-of-fact approach to the subject, I’ve never had anyone avoid me or deny their child a play date at my home because of my guns. I am very upfront and always tell parents, “Just so you’re aware, I do own guns. They are locked and stored separate from all ammunition. You’re more than welcome to come over and take a look where everything is if you’d like!” A lot of them have never heard of Project ChildSafe, so that’s another great way I can let people know more about gun safety, so I really push to have them come in and check it out. I also inform them that if I am taking their children anywhere, bowling, shopping, or just out for pizza, that I will be armed for the children’s protection. That speaks volumes. I don’t believe parents think about things like that, but gun owners certainly do.