By: MADISON BENNETT
For Western Michigan University student Kyle Lafferty, guns are one thing he’s always felt comfortable around. He’s been using them since he was a little kid to hunt.
By the time that Lafferty was in fifth grade, he was shooting clay pigeons competitively.
“I see (guns) as a tool,” says Lafferty, who is currently enrolled in WMU’s ROTC program. He says one of the biggest problems with weapons like guns is that many people see them as a toy. For Lafferty, guns have become more than recreation, they come along with the job.
He knows the laws and regulations behind carrying a concealed weapon in Michigan and believes in his right to do so. Lafferty, who was turning 21 years old the day after the interview, had already signed up for his safety class to obtain his Concealed Pistol License.
Lafferty says guns are used by just about everyone he knows in his hometown of Frankenmuth, Michigan. His dad uses them as well and is the one who taught him about gun safety.
*The responses given are Kyle Lafferty’s own personal viewpoints and do not reflect the opinions of the United States Air Force.