One of things we talk about here at Citizens for Self-Governance is, well, governing yourself.  Taking care of yourself and your family.

For those of us who live in rural areas, we know that might mean that police are sometimes a good twenty minutes away.  (Not to mention firetrucks!)

It’s popular for people to disparage gun owners.  Recently, David Frum tweeted, “Hypothesis: the people who most want to carry are the very last people on earth who should be allowed to carry.”

My husband — and Iraq war veteran — David French explains why gun ownership (for him) is a matter of self-governance.

About The Author

Nancy French

Nancy French is a three-time New York Times best-selling author. Her most recent books include a collaboration with Sarah Palin on her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas and with famous Chinese dissident Bob Fu on his book God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Other books include Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War which she co-authored with her husband David French. She also collaborated with Bristol Palin on her book Not Afraid of Life: My Story So Far and with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson’s A Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams. She also wrote Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle. She is the editor of the Faith and Family Channel on Patheos, writes for National Review Online and Rare magazine, and has written in numerous publications, such as USA Today, Parents magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.   She and her husband David have a home in Franklin, Tennessee, where they and their three children attend Zion Presbyterian Church (PCA).