Today, my heart sank when I drove by a new gun store in Los Osos.
It’s hard to miss, right on Los Osos Valley Road, because the front window is completely plastered with the first paragraph of the U.S. Constitution.
Are the owners taking cover behind “We the people ?”
Now, after one passes the friendly “Welcome to Los Osos” sign, one gets another message: “Arm yourselves here.”
For me, guns represent paranoia, violence and ill will.
I had so hoped we’d moved to a peaceful, beautiful, low-key coastal retirement. Now I’m a little scared.