I stand behind you in line at the store with a smile on my face...and a gun in my purse and you are none the wiser, yet you are safer for having me next to you. I won't shoot you. My gun won't pull it's own trigger. It is securely holstered with the trigger covered. It can't just go off. However, rest assured that if a lunatic walks into the grocery store and pulls out a rifle, I will draw my pistol and protect myself and my family and therefore protect you and your family. I may get shot before I can pull the trigger...but, I won't die in a helpless blubbering heap on the floor begging for my life. No, if I die it will be in a pile of spent casings. I won't be that victim. I choose not to be. As for you, I don't ask you to carry a gun. If you are not comfortable, then please don't. But I would like to keep my right to choose to not be a helpless victim. There is terrible evil in the world and if evil has a gun, I want to at least stand a chance.
I don't really care what your opinion is regarding the political aspect of this matter. I encourage you to brush up on your world history...this isn't the first time we will have to defend humanity from pure black-hearted hatred with zero value for life. Wake up...it is tapping on your door..
This is not my original post but I felt it was important to share as it reflects my thoughts and actions. You can see the original post at: