One of my (many) most loathed statements
This is a real old cherry -
''Taking the law, into your own hands''! Sheesh. The ''Law'' pretty much states that homicide is illegal - but try telling that to BG's !!
I had this quoted to me again by an old buddy in UK (chatted with him again this evening) - who seemingly has become more anti gun over time, despite the fact that way back he made me some nice traditional holsters.
Do folks really just not get it? I think not. Ask anyone to actually come up with a realistic appraisal of response time for cops to arrive and they will (often grudgingly) admit - ''oh well, I guess, a few minutes''.
Folks, this is exactly the time frame within which we as individuals, have to have our own means of protection - simply to survive. Cops (bless 'em) cannot protect - they can of course draw chalk lines round corpses, and hopefully eventually find out who a killer is - but as for instant protection - forget it - and most I know if honest admit, just that.
Despite all this totally transparent logic - this buddy still says stuff like - ''oh well - that's as maybe - but you shouldn't need a gun''. Oh right - so I raise my personal force-field when confronted by a BG with a gun. Hah!
He even still says (brace yerself) - '' If you carry a gun - you are asking for trouble'' Oh my - that one knocks me out!
Oh well - I still expect and hope to meet my maker never having fired in anger - and hope he too dies a natural and non traumatic death - but bottom line is - if I should come under threat - lethal threat - then sure as heck I WANT a means to respond. It is my responsibility and mine alone.
Sorry - rant mode I guess - I tried to stay polite with him but I think he has been speaking with the Brady Bunch :biggrin:
This is why our society is in trouble
way too many of the "oh, someone will protect me" types. Forget that, protecting myself is MY job. Way too little personal responsibility and way too much of the "oh so you are one of those gun people..."