Why do we accept the premise that we need a reason to carry/own/etc.?
Often I read threads in which the OP asks for reasons to defend his or her decision to carry/own a gun/own more than one gun/etc.
Why do the OP's feel they need to respond to such questions? To do so is to accept the premise that we need to justify our decision.
I think such questions do not merit a response.
Would you respond to the following questions with a "reason" for your decision?
Give me a reason why we should be allowed to criticize the President.
Give me a reason why you should be allowed to raise your child without a background check to determine if you are a fit parent.
Give me a reason why you should be allowed to defend yourself against violence.
Give me a reason why I cannot have relations with your spouse.
Of course you would not respond.
I simply respond, if at all, with "Because it is my choice to do so."
If the questioner (in the real world) really wants to learn about the benefits of carrying, then fine, go ahead. But if the questioner is arguing against a position, then I see no reason to engage (I don't bother arguing with anti's, as they won't change my mind and I won't change theirs).