Blaming guns for violence is like blaming forks for obesity and knives for stabbings. The problem is people, not implement. I am always so grateful to have my equalizer on my hip when I’m covering 40 miles of wilderness trail solo. With proper training and protection, exploring the woods can be as safe for a woman as it is for a man. No misuse of guns will ever persuade me to give up my freedom to wander safely.