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Published: Thursday, Dec. 20 2012 10:55 a.m. MST

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Cedar Hills, UT

I honestly feel that a hand gun and conceal permit along with the gun training should be part of every 72 hour emergency kit. Self protection is something that is becoming more and more important - like it or not. Crazy , evil people aren't going to stop killing just because you ban guns somewhere. Where there is a will there is away as the saying goes. I would hope to NEVER have to shoot another human being and I know this is certainly the attitude of the NRA as well but there is a reality out there ....that is growing and it smack's in the face of those who wrongly believe evil can be contained by the government. It can't and it won't. Ever! Parents and individuals have to face the reality that protecting your children has gone far beyond just adding an internet filter or just being aware...it is also taking action and being prepared to defend if need be. "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear".

Mount Pleasant, UT

Oh, that is the most true and meaningful response I've read in a long time. We do, as citizens, need to be trained about all aspects of being a gun owner. As a woman, I feel it is important that I am able to protect myself especially if my husband is not there. I still have a way to go in feeling perfectly comfortable with my gun and the handling, etc. And if there is an emergency we must be prepared to take care of ourselves vs waiting for someone to come and protect us. Our world is so different now from when I was growing up. It's unpredictable and I'm so grateful to my husband for encouraging me to know more about protection, passing the concealed weapon course and learning to feel comfortable with my weapon and not being afraid to shoot if the occasion reared itself. We must be prepared to protect our loved ones if need be.

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