I had a similar experience. I was terrified of guns. Never even held one before. My husband grew up with them and is ex military so we have weapons in a safe for home protection. We went to a local gun range on a couples night and after getting past my fear it was amazing! I did a great job on my grouping too. But overall I feel more confident and the fear has been replaced by respect. I don’t know if I would use one to defend my home but I could and that’s comforting when you live out in the country.
The second amendment is a powerful right that every American has been endowed by the framers of our consitution...but we must be weary of the power of taking a life falling into wrong hands...if you see something..say something..so the Next Nikolas Cruz is stopped before he wields terror