I know that many on this site may not FULLY understand this but I know that there are a few other ex-pats of the Crown that can share this sentiment:
I decided to walk home from a Barnes and Noble about a mile from my house, it was a really nice night here. So as I am walking I suddenly became acutely aware of the fact I had a loaded pistol stuck in my pants, two extra loaded mags, a light, and a knife in my pockets.
Now I am always aware that I am armed, but this was more of a surreal "out of body experience" kind of how I felt at times during Basic. Like "WOW!!!! I'M in the Army!! ME!!!!"
See, back home carrying the knife alone would get me about 5 years in Her Majesty's prison. Not to mention the fully loaded weapon and mags. I have about 25 rounds of ammo on me, oh and also the magazines alone would make me a guest for about 9 years or so......
So, yah I was filled with joy when I remembered that in 1787 a group of men wrote a little document that was ratified in 1788 that protected my right to walk around with a pistol in my pants.
Bermuda will always have a special place in my heart....but GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!