We Were a Gun-Free Household

Growing up, I was terrified of guns. The first time I went to a shooting range with my now-husband, I had a full-blown panic attack, and I cried the first time I shot a gun.

Turns out the shooting range can be fun, if you know what you’re doing and aren’t cripplingly depressed. Photo by Joel Moysuh on Unsplash

My relationship with guns has always been colored by my generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and other mental health issues — to be perfectly honest, I figured if I had a gun in the…