As a women who has spend her entire life in the Weber and Davis County areas, I have seen it change so much. It used be a great place where we always felt safe; we could walk anywhere and never give it a thought, however that is no longer the case. This area has change so much and not for the better. It is now very scary and intimidating be in a parking lot, a mall, stores or most anywhere.
I had a experience a while back at a local dollar store while walking along with my cart and looking at what was on the selves. My cart ran into a young women’s cart I immediately apologized, only to be met with anger--not even anger. It was rage as this girl proceeded to curse at me and rammed my cart numerous times and with no words mixed, let me know when I came out of the store her “homies” and she would be waiting for me.
These types of people are everywhere with the bad attitudes, threats and intimidation. We as a community have allowed the take over our neighborhoods we have allowed our shopping areas, parks, malls and sidewalks to become unsafe. I have never been a gun advocate, but what I have experienced and what I see on a daily basis has certainly changed my mind. I have to be able to protect myself and possibly you or your family. I am now glad people are packing and I hope they will continue to.
So folks, if you don’t want guns you don’t want concealed carry permits, then get out there clean up on communities. When you rid us of gang bangers, drug dealers and bullies I will be happy to jump on the bandwagon to rid our streets of gun. Until then I hope, as should you, that a concealed carry permit holder is there if I am in danger.
Guns are not the problem guns have never been a problem. The problem is us and what we have allowed our community to become.