By: ZACKERY BEDARD
On a frigid, fall morning on opening day for firearm season, many people post up in a tree stand and wait in silence for deer to cross their path. One women loves to have her alarm set for 5 a.m. to be in her stand before the sun rises to watch the light reflecting off her gold-triggered 20- gauge Remington. Makenzie Farmer is a nursing student at Western Michigan University and is crazy about hunting.
“My dad gave it to me when I went hunting for the first time. It is my favorite gun,” said Farmer.
Guns are important to people, whether it be one specific gun such as Farmer’s 20-gauge Remington or having scores, as her father does. “My dad has over 100 guns,” said Farmer. Some of which are his own, some of them came from her grandfather. “He was preparing for World War III,” said Farmer jokingly.
However, hunting isn’t the only way guns have played a part of Farmer’s life. Farmer recently took a class to obtain her CPL, she is $60 away from becoming certified. “The main reason I wanted my CPL is for protection,” said Farmer.
After Farmer receives her CPL, she plans to carry as soon as possible and would like to see a change in Michigan law to allow concealed carry on college campuses. She got her CPL so she could feel protected. Being a student, she would like to be able to carry to feel protected on campus, since it is where she spends most of her time.