Virtually everyone that learns I am a shooter and instructor asks if I carry a handgun. The conversation usually goes something like this:
Friend: “Really? You carry a gun?”
Me: “Yes I do.”
Me: “Everywhere. I even carry a spear gun in the shower.”
Me: “No; but everywhere else.”
Friend: “But why?”
Why indeed? I usually hit on a few of the high points, issues of logic, common sense, gentle persuasion enabling those that already know me to accept a side of me previously unimagined, for few are prone to think a teacher of English or a professional, classically trained Tenor a swaggering gunslinger. Employing my most frequently used weapon—the keyboard—I’ll try to explain.