(Posted this today on my Face Book page in an attempt to reach my lib friends that fear the dreaded "Assault Weapons" and say no one needs them in our modern society. Don't know if it will reach them through their fog of fear and hate of what to them looks scary, but who knows? All we can do is attempt to educate and ease their fear of things versus evil intent.)
"Look closely. What do you see? A wolf? A predator? A mindless killing machine?
Look again. This is a Belgian Sheepdog. It looks like a wolf on first glance, doesn't it? Same teeth. Same fur. But this Sheepdog is trained and lives to protect the defenseless sheep when the shepherd is not around. It stays with the flock. It knows its herd. It is not a wolf, but some ignorant people might just look at it and scream, 'I AM AFRAID OF THAT WOLF!!! WOLVES KILL!!! GET RID OF THAT WOLF!!! IT HAS NO PLACE IN OUR PEACEFUL SOCIETY!!!'
But the shepherd knows better and needs/wants that Sheepdog for his and the flocks' protection against the predators of equal size. It does not take a dozen Sheepdogs to protect a flock. Usually one good one suffices to send wolves looking for easier prey. One chihuahua sized Sheepdog would not be a deterrent or stand a chance against Wolf sized predators.
Welcome to how I feel when you scream that my semi-auto AR-15 rifle is bad because it "LOOKS" bad and somewhere, sometime, a predator might get one and use it to kill."