"I am a woman of a certain age. I have silver hair. Wrinkles. I’m tired. I don’t like conflict. I have never been arrested nor committed an act of violence. I want to lead a peaceful life. I sincerely hope you get to live in peace, too.
I am also a gun owner. Some of the guns I own are ones you want to
take away or limit my ability to possess or use. You want to do this
despite the fact that I’ve never used them for any aggressive purpose —
and don’t want to. You want to do it to other people I know, despite the
fact that their guns are no threat to you or yours.
As a gunowner who hopes to live a long, peaceful, free life and be a
valuable member of my community, I have this to say to you. I speak only
But I am not alone."
She says it much better than I do.