I never liked guns. I still don’t - they never interested me. As I child, I always associated any type of gun to weaponry with destruction, explosions and ultimately death. Media would saturate the news with drive-by shootings, school shootings, suicides and accidents in the home, all involving guns. For me, any situation relating to a firearm only represented one thing - a bad outcome. Even the argument of self-defense was not convincing enough for me to be near one, but not everyone feels this way. People I know, who I am close with, even my business partners own guns or use them for recreational purposes.
I am aware my friends venture out to the gun range from time to time and even though I didn’t understand it, I was curious as to why they would enjoy firing such a dangerous weapon. So, when the chance arose to join them at Winchester Canyon Gun Range with Paratus Training, I took it. Next thing you know, I’m cruising up the mountains on a beautiful day and wondering why I committed to this, was I crazy?! Knowing fear was upon me, there was a reason I took that first step towards conquering it, so I took a deep breath and made my next step onto the range.