American patriotism bothers you? Gun ownership bothers you? You don't understand gun ownership?
I have no idea where you're from, but it certainly isn't the United States.
I'm from the South of the United States. I volunteered to serve in the military, and volunteered three times to serve in combat. I did my job and
was decorated for valor.
I had a bad guy fall right on top of me in the middle of my sleep. Fortunately, he dropped his AK as he came down on top of me. We both went for our
knives, and I'm the one writing right now. I can assure you that shooting my foes was much cleaner, easier, less straining, less exhilarating, less
stressful, and less upsetting than having him dance on the end of your blade face to face.
And on two occasions, I've stopped someone from getting hurt. I don't know, they seem to change their minds.
And what the hell does the South have to do with it? Have you been up North and seen the men there wearing panties or something? I served in combat
with men from six different nations and every state in the nation, and I can tell you that fortunately, we have some really bad (bad for a predator)
SOB's everywhere you look. North, South, East, and West.
I recollect seeing an ad in an old newspaper that Britain ran in newspapers (right after Dunkirk) all over the United States, begging for individual
Americans to send weapons to Britain. They wanted pistols, shotguns, and rifles, of all calibers. Why? They had outlawed private ownership of
weapons, and Germany was looking to invade!
Yet today, no private ownership of firearms as in the US. We as a people don't have to rely on our military entirely. Hell, some of the "good old
boys" down here can not only stand alongside our miltary, but can bring their own rifles that match those of the soldiers.