I have been on this planet for a fair amount of time and I have to say, the year 2020 has been the most disturbing year I can recall.  Some of it, a lot of us saw coming a few years ago.

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I was at Scheels, in Fargo, awhile back before the pandemic shutdowns, and I noticed a line in the store about 50 people long. I thought, wow, must be offering some pretty good free samples. Well, I was wrong.  These people were all lining up to shop for a gun.

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I grew up with guns in the house and I have absolutely not problem with a responsible, mentally balanced adult owning one.  Currently, I do not own a gun but recently my wife and I have discussed having one in the house. You need to be able to protect your family, right?

What bothers me is, we don't necessarily want a gun but feel that we should have one, just in case. I can't help but think this is just a sign of the times. Riots, pandemic, economic uncertain times for many, hate groups etc.

Have you purchased a gun this year?  What was your main motivation?  Did you grow up around guns?  Do you have a conceal/carry permit?