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This week's prompt is SAFE
I have been hearing a lot about being safe lately. There is so much talk from the leader of our free world about keeping us safe. I have been listening to those who are in favor of gun ownership about being safe. My main concern in this world is my family's safety. But I am not afraid. I don't feel un-safe. Not even a tiny bit.
I don't need a gun to protect me and my loved ones. The end of my story has already been written. And what will be, will be. I am not afraid. What I am afraid of is seeing so many people walking the streets with guns strapped to their hips. What I wonder is this: "What are THEY so afraid of?" Maybe, I'm just dumb. But I don't feel the need to own or wear a gun! I feel safe. Especially in my own home. In my neighborhood. In my town. I am cautious. And I am aware of my surroundings. But I am not afraid.
As for our country....this story has been written too. I trust that God knows what He is doing. And once again, what will be,will be. I know that it is important to have safe-guards. And I think we already have them. For the most part. During my life-time most of the 'big' things that have caused terror in America were caused by people who were not from the countries on the ban list. Saudi Arabia sent some terrorists. And America grew some terrorists. We need to be a country that can feel safe. But I feel our leader is going about it the wrong way. That is just my 'little old' personal opinion.And, thank God, I am still allowed to have an opinion.
I have nothing against you if you are a gun owner. That is your right. As long as you can remember that your right ends where mine begins. If it makes you feel safer, that is a good thing. I just don't need to own one to feel safer. I have a far more powerful tool at my disposal. And I am learning to use it the best way I can.