posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 07:05 AM
I see your point so let me extend my point of view.
I have cases of ammo and also reload my own ammo. I sport shoot as a hobby, the only hobby I have, and often shoot up to 500 rounds per shoot. That
seems like a lot but have several sport shooters together we use several cases at a time. Different guns using various calibers. often 100 rounds per
Restriction of firearms would limit the classes I can shoot and restriction of the amount of ammo would turn a whole day at the range to about 30
Beyond that I also use my sidearms for work. I carry a duty weapon, back up and shotgun. I am in a high security position that requires me to carry
such weapons to do my job, so training is also a must. To train for accuracy, and split second decision response also requires many hours of range
time and thousands of rounds being fired.
In my professional position to have an armed citizen to come to my aid in a time of distress may save my life. I hope it never comes to that. All too
often sworn law enforcement is actually a second responder, taking account of what took place, not preventing the crime.
When off duty I carry concealed, you wouldn't ever know or expect it were you to see me. I'm the guy in line at the store, at the bank or having
dinner with my armed wife who you would also never expect to have a gun. I carry not because I'm paranoid but because I'm prepared for the worst
possible scenario, plan to survive and very aware of my surroundings. I don't ever want to have to use my gun but if I have to defend my life, or the
life of 20 other people being slaughtered in church, the mall, or on the street I have a fighting chance.