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Great reply thanks
originally posted by: tetra50
Ignore anyone asking you what Jesus or Buddha would do, for you are neither. It isn't your job to be a sacrifice, in general, and doing that doesn't make one more "spiritual," especially if you have a family, people who depend on you for survival.
I don't think buying a gun for protection and possible survival at some point negates your spirituality or belief in the Universal way of the living system. It is essential, however, that you learn how to use it and take care of it, so buying a gun is a big responsibility and a commitment to safety and learning about the weapon: it's use, function, and how to care for it.
If you have the ability, (re: land), for instance, it would be good to have a garden and perhaps some goats and chickens. This provides food sources, without the need for hunting. But, you can't become too attached to the animals, and not be able to see them as food and use them in that way, if necessary. Or, you can become a vegan, or you can rely upon those animals, instead, for what they can provide you vis a vis, eggs and milk and cheese: goats and chickens.
Sorry, just read your last reply, and I suppose you don't, then, have land to do this.