I have recently been involved in a series of discussions with some of my more liberal associates (we all have a few) who cannot understand why I carry a concealed weapon and always have one easily accessible. I have tried to explain about old habits, police response times, surge in violence, etc.
I told them point blank that it is in my nature to protect. I told them that were I in a position of needing to protect someone but was unable to do so would just be unthinkable. Sadly, despite my "war stories", awareness of current events etc, they see no reason ordinary people should have access to guns or even contemplate taking a life because they feel safe. They are sheeple, victims, prey and dangerously ignorant of reality.
Their favorite "joke" is about what will I do when Hillary is elected and guns are illegal. I just smile. Debate is futile and blunt honesty is wasted on the clueless.
So for you who will sometimes carry or believe firearms are only for the shooting range, I offer this piece of current events.
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I offer this last thought for what it is worth. If you cannot use the weapon, don't carry the weapon. Please do not provide an evil-doer with an upgrade in weaponry.