On November 4, 2021, a few blocks from my home at the corner of Jones & Robindale in the southwest valley of Las Vegas, this incident happened. But it could have happened really anywhere in the world. It was 12:30 A.M. A man was sitting inside his car in front of a convenience store gas station, his girlfriend was inside shopping. This lone gunman walked up to the waiting driver and shot and killed him, then he proceeded inside shooting randomly at both the customers and employees, they all were able to escape. No motive was ever found, and it appears to be just what it was a random act of senseless murder and violence. I have omitted the gunman’s name because I don’t believe in making people like this famous, I have also omitted the victim’s name out of respect for him, his family, and friends.
So, when someone asks me, why do you think you need to carry a gun? Well, it’s because of things like this, the random act of senseless violence that seems to be happening all too often in our city, our country and the world. It doesn’t seem to matter where you are because anywhere now you are in a “soft target” area, stores, schools, hell everywhere, in public. I know many people seem to believe that adding more laws or background checks will either solve or reduce this sort of thing, but I don’t. We currently have some 20,000 gun laws in the United States, some states (California, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, and Hawaii) are adding more and more laws due to the Supreme Court rulings that they are in fact violating their citizen’s constitutional 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms. I have owned guns pretty much my whole life, never shot anyone and hopefully, I never will either! I carry my gun to protect myself, and my family, and yes if the situation arose perhaps one of you, if we found ourselves in a situation like this one. Criminals don’t abide by or respect the law, they live by a whole different set of rules than you and I do, they believe that they have a right to take from you that you have worked for even at the cost of your life or anyone else’s! To them, life is cheap especially if it is your life! For me, however, my life and the lives of those who I love, well that is so very important!