Over at Brigid's she has posted a must read. If you have a female child living in your home, or as part of your family, and this doesn't convince you of the need to teach them the fundamentals of marksmanship and the need to carry a firearm, when they're of legal age, then I'm sorry, you're brain dead.
The title, Carrying A Firearm - What's It's Really About.
As is her way, Brigid has written an elegant piece. It's well worth the few minutes of time invested. Trust me.
And, here is my reason.
Do you get it....this is why I live. This is my heart. Do you think for a second I'd allow some beast to harm this child. Teach them guns are good. They protect them. I'll have this little girl field stripping an AR by the time she's eight.