The other day I was confronted by one of my liberal friends about my positions on abortion and lethal force. He argued that being pro-life and carrying a loaded gun (OMG!) with "cop-killer" hollow point rounds (OMG, OMG!!!) was a contradiction.
I told him that "I believe the lives of the unborn should be protected, just as I believe the lives of law abiding citizens should also be protected". Now I am reflecting on my position. On one hand I never want to kill another human being. I pray everyday that I will never be in a situation that requires lethal force to get out of. On the other hand, if I am ever need to use a weapon to protect myself and those around me from serious bodily harm or death, I am prepared and willing.
I am sure everyone on this forum believes, as I do, that defensive violence is sometimes unavoidable. I would just like to hear how others justify being pro-life and carrying a gun.