Kit with her grandfathers W. Roberts 12 guage, Ivy with her Browing Citori over-and-under
Ivy: I grew up on a farm, and I can't remember an age when I wasn't around guns. It was always clear to me that I was not to touch one without permission, but I was encouraged to learn to use them, and taught that shooting guns is an acceptable recreational activity. I've never hunted. It would be easier for me to shoot a human being invading my house than it would be to kill an animal whose natural habitat I'd invaded.
Kit: My grandfather gave me my first
shotgun when I was eight years old. He taught any of his grandchildren who were
willing to learn how to shoot. I don't think that I could ever kill anything but
I enjoy shooting at targets Having grown up in Texas in a family where firearms
were common, I never considered it out of place to have a gun in the house. I
firmly believe that it's every citizen's right to own guns, and their
responsibility to treat them with respect. Anything can be dangerous if misused.