Guns can be very scary. They are very powerful weapons. However they are also a very useful and important tool. I grew up with guns in my life. My great grandfather, my grandfather, and my father all used and owned guns. When you live in a very rural area, guns are important to protect you from wild animals.
Sometimes I have read about wild bears killing people in Hokkaido. I think that if these people were carrying a gun, maybe they could have protected themselves from the bear. With proper training anyone can safely use a gun. Here are some pictures of Aki and her family when they visited Idaho.
Here is a picture of me showing Aki how to safely use a handgun. Handguns are mainly used for personal protection and safety. This is the kind of gun you would carry with you when you are walking in a very rural area like Hokkaido.
Here I am showing Aki how to use a rifle. This is a larger gun that is more powerful than handguns. Usually this type of gun is used for hunting animals.
Here is Akiko’s father Yoshiyuki using a rifle in Idaho.