The recent senseless killing of adults and so many innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School has once again opened the dialog about gun control. I don’t know why it takes such a heinous act to restart this conversation. But once again, gun control is front and center in our national conscience.
Since I was a teenager I have been a hunter and a gun owner. My father, a police officer and hunter, taught me to respect and shoot guns at an early age. I bought my first shotgun at 16 and my first rifle a year later.