In the United States, it is still legal to own and use firearms. We are one of the few Anglosphere nations to retain that privilege and for one U.S. Congresswoman, that freedom is allowing her to keep herself safe.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) spoke this week about how she obtained a concealed carry permit for South Carolina after her home was vandalized, saying, getting a gun was “one of the most empowering things I have done” while saying that she is teaching her children gun safety and adding, “They know how to handle a firearm if they ever are near one.”
“I am in the process of getting my concealed carry permit for D.C. I want to make sure I follow all the laws, but I’m not going to be put in a position where I can’t defend myself. And we’ve seen political violence increasing over the last year to year and a half. And I want to make sure that I can defend myself and my family and my values and the things that I believe in.”
“And so for me, wherever I go in South Carolina and I am allowed to carry, I have a firearm on my person, always carrying. And I have to tell you, as a mom, as a single mom, it’s one of the most empowering things I have done. I’ve also had an opportunity to teach my kids about gun safety. I think that’s really important so they’re not afraid. They know how to handle a firearm if they ever are near one. I think those things are really extremely important,” Mace stated.
Mace is now a regular at a gun range and is not about to take the Second Amendment for granted.