Emily Miller's political views always have been conservative, but Second Amendment issues really weren't on her radar until it became personal.
That happened four years ago when Miller, a senior opinion editor for the Washington Times, was housesitting for a friend when she became the victim of a crime.
She was returning home after taking the dog for a walk when she encountered a stranger walking out of the front door with the cash and credit cards from her purse. After that, she decided to buy a gun for self-defense.
“It took me four months and 17 steps to buy a gun I can't take out of my home,” Miller said. “It was outrageous. It absolutely changed my view of everything I thought about the Second Amendment.”
Miller has now written a book about her experience and the issues of gun control in America titled “Emily Gets Her Gun ... But Obama Wants To Take Yours.”
Miller, who writes about national political issues for the Washington Times, said she knew at the time that Washington, D.C., had the most restrictive gun laws in the country. But she still thought it would only take a couple of weeks for her to legally obtain a gun.
“It takes me four months to buy a gun, but it takes the guy on the street who wants to shoot me five minutes to get one,” the Baltimore native said.
“It really infuriated me. I haven't bought a second gun because I don't want to go through the registration process again.”
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Emily Miller will be speaking Friday to the High Noon Club, a conservative political discussion group that meets weekly at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City. The public is welcome.
H&H will have copies of “Emily Gets Her Gun ... But Obama Wants To Take Yours” for sale. Miller will be signing books for customers before and after the noon meeting.