Fortunately for me, I have a friend who was in the military and has a concealed carry permit. He carries his gun everywhere it is allowed but mainly has it for home protection. He encouraged me to arm myself, but I knew nothing about guns and felt I would be a bigger danger to myself than to anyone else. My friend took it upon himself to educate me about handguns, signed me up for a gun safety class and helped me to buy a 9mm handgun.
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