Go Jenna! I love seeing women empower themselves, take charge of their self defense, and train! Keep it up Mama Bear! 👏👏👏 #Repost @jennaleeusa (@get_repost)
#womenempowerment Ok. I admit it. I cried initially. I had tears in my eyes. I didn’t want to even hold a gun. I kept putting it down. This didn’t happen once. But I am embarrassed to admit, it happened a few times.
I didn’t really like guns. I didn’t grow up with guns. I didn’t know how to use guns. They make me nervous. And make me feel vulnerable. I didn’t like the loud sounds they make (and still don’t); I got worried about the kick-back of recoil (and still do). I want(ed) to close my eyes. I think about the stories I’ve covered of terrible shootings and then I feel more emotional...more tears well-up....and I feel like I can’t do it.
But then I think of wanting to protect those sweet children if I could. Or those innocent people who started their day just like any other day - not knowing what evil awaited. And my husband reminded me we need to know how to protect our kids and ourselves. And then I think about how I really WANT to know how to use a gun safely and effectively. If I hate it afterwards, fine.
But I didn’t hate it.
It took me a while to squeeze the trigger. But I feel better now that I have. This may sound silly to so many of you - but for me, it was a big milestone. Plus, I found out, I’m a pretty good shot. 🤙🏼 #Locked. #Loaded. #Ready. More practice needed but I am NOT going to let fear, or the bad guys, win.