I was raised in a firearm free household where guns were considered as tools to be used only by the military and law enforcement. At the age of 18, I found out the hard way after suffering a violent attack by a gang and narrowly escaping with my life that there is a place for more than ordinary means to defend oneself.
After undergoing surgery to repair the extensive damage I had suffered such that I couldn't work for two months. I became interested in the Martial Arts at the urgings of a good friend and spent the next twenty five years in the study of Karate, Judo, and Aikido. I taught self - defense classes and Martial Arts classes at the local YWCA for some time, and enjoyed teaching people simple ways to protect themselves' utilizing the power of their body and mind.
I became aware of the possible need for a firearm to defend oneself after being on the wrong end of a barrel more than once. I also treated victims of violent crime in inner city Detroit for 12 years and saw on a daily basis the results of gunshot victims, stabbing victims, and people who suffered