Death is always surrounding us. 120 people die every minute. It’s inevitable and can come at any time. Yet nothing prepares you for the moment you experience the death of someone close to you. Your world comes crashing down in a way that you can never imagine. It doesn’t feel real at first: not being able to hear their voice, see their smile, feel their presence. Seeing something that reminds you of them reminds you of the eternal void left in your heart that you felt the moment they died. When you felt safe and secure with that person, and knowing you’ll never feel that same sense of security with them ever again is a feeling I would never wish upon anyone else. Similarly, the presence of COVID-19 brings forth lots of death and loss. It makes sense to want to fill that absence of safety and security, which the pandemic inevitably brings. Purchasing a firearm is one way to do that. I know my family followed suit. I remember the first time seeing the gun my father had purchased. It was sitting on the kitchen table. I was amazed at how intimidating the jet black could be against the white marble countertops. He came into the kitchen and saw me staring. It was almost as if he could sense exactly how I was feeling, given the possession of a gun could really go in both directions. My father taught me that purchasing a gun comes with the responsibility of learning how to use it and making sure it doesn’t bring harm to others. I don’t know the exact details of what he did following his purchase, but I trusted him because my dad was always a man of his word. With more people purchasing firearms, it’s important to build assurance that people are taking the time to educate themselves on how to properly use a gun. Virtual shooting ranges and dry fire training simulators provide the education needed in order to allow every resident of the United States to feel safe and secure. After all, it is not for nothing that police officers receive their initial shooting skills on such shooting simulators, using special solutions specifically for the shooting training of police officers. A virtual shooting range provides a safe environment where one can learn how to properly use a gun: it can also be a fun and entertaining experience. Virtual ranges give people the opportunity to learn how to shoot at any experience level. It provides an immersive, life-like scenario for people in a low-pressure environment where they can focus on their weaknesses and strengths. While also making those in possession of a firearm more skilled, it also builds confidence, which goes hand in hand. The increased frequency of people using virtual shooting ranges builds a sense of trust. It’s reassuring to know that even if more people are buying guns, they are being educated on how to use them while also enjoying themselves. Increased gun purchases bring forth safety as long as people are continually educating themselves on what it means to own a gun. It means that you are in the possession of something that can bring safety or havoc to your home, and it’s your job to educate yourself with the use of virtual ranges to ensure that the gun’s presence brings safety to your home. Increased use of dry fire training instills confidence, knowledge, and safety all while allowing people to save money, which gets more and more crucial in COVID 19 where the economy is still at risk. The effect of dry fire training on firearm owners is increased education on how to use their guns, and enjoy themselves while doing so. The knowledge and confidence that virtual shooting ranges ensure a sense of trust that people who buy firearms are educated enough on the topic to make our beloved country a safe place.