I used to be a big poster here.....noticed this link hasnt been getting any action in my favorites list. Although I cant say it isnt in some part about the above mentioned act....its mostly because of a change in hobbies. I used to be an avid firearm shooter and collector.....now Im an avid motorcycle collector, so most of my time is spent on motorcycle forums. This was "in motion" before. None the less, Im considering a new purchase so I find myself back here. ....alas on with the point of the post. Its been 2 years and 4 days since my wife of 10 years and the mother of my 2 children used a firearm to end her life. The how and why isnt really important at this point. Why Im I sharing this....I guess just to share my thoughts with fellow gun owners. See I've always been the "a gun is just a tool" person.....and Ive lived by that motto. Ive heard the "so and so killed someone, guns are so bad" line of talk countless times....Ive answered with the..."no....guns are not inherently good or bad, they are mere tools that are used incorrectly and illegally by some people to do bad things" line of reasoning. Ive had this discussion several times, with several people.....and even heard "you wouldn't feel that way if that was your family member" from some. Well granted my wife wasnt murdered.....but that aside do I now feel differently about guns. NO....I do not. Do I blame Glock for the damage to my family.....no. Do I blame guns in general.....no. My firearms where stored correctly. My wife was well versed in gun handling and shot occasionally. She wasnt the best shot but she was VERY proficient in safe gun handling. She, as the operator of the gun, choose the action....the gun did nothing on its own. She fully understood the outcome of her actions. Do I think she would have used another method if a gun was not around.....no, I dont think so. I think it was "easy" and thats why it was used. Then again who knows, I surely didnt think she would have done it in the first place....so perhaps I dont know much. At any rate....even if my theory is true......I still dont blame the gun for "being there"......nor myself for making it accessible. Sometimes you just can foresee every possible outcome.....some things are unthinkable. Almost everyone I work with is very close friends....they were RIGHT there, probably in less than an hour, to help me with all that was going on - which was alot. The first thing mentioned by my friends was "are you OK....do you want us to keep your guns for a awhile". The first words out of my mouth were "why?". Im really thankful to have caring friends....but I just couldnt rap my mind around why? Even at that (admittedly the most mentally stressful and emotional) time in my life I still couldnt see a gun any differently then say, a hammer. Alot of people Ive talked to thought that was odd. In fact as I set here writing this post, that very firearm, a Glock 26 is in my holster. It was and always has been in my set of firearms that I carry daily, depending on clothes, weather etc. I will admit that I originally thought it would be a problem.....but it just hasnt. I dont feel any differently towards that firearm then any of the others. If you've ever just wandered "what happens if"....."how would this work"......"how did you feel when".....or "what did the cops do when" etc - ask, its all open for discussion. If anything is asked thats to personal I will say so....if no ones interested in talking or asking questions, thats fine to. This isnt your average topic and I understand that. Ive had 2 years to come to terms with it....Im comfortable.....you may not be. Perhaps I can cure some curiosity.....or maybe help someone else out. Thank you.