Grew up in a home completely devoid of guns.
My parents bought my brother and me a BB gun which we used to maim aChickadee. It fell into some tall bushes and got stuck there, crying for us toput it out of its misery. We tried desperately and unsuccessfully to finish itoff with our underpowered weapon. We were both in tears by the end andour parents took away the gun and never gave us another.
Shot a shotgun once in Scouts. Shot a .22 handgun once on a group date incollege. That was the extent of my firearms experience until 2007.
Summer 2007 – Graduated from Brigham Young University with aMasters Degree in Psychology.
Oct 2007 – Mar 2008 – Worked for Boise Police Department.
I wanted to be a police officer for various reasons, but one of the mostsignificant was because I wanted to know how to defend my family from anyenemy, foreign or domestic.
Completed BPD Advanced Academy including 30 hours of firearms training.
Passed both Department and State shooting qualification tests for handgunand shotgun.
Fall 2009 – Completed Ada County Concealed Weapons Course.
I am now the proud owner of 4 (four) firearms!