Just for the record, I was not, nor was any negative commentary directed toward police officers, at least intentionally. There are only so many LEOs
avaliable. and I personally, have never had a bad time with any of them, even when I've had them come for me for small things.. like traiffic stops
and the like.
If you think about it, someone breaking into your home, or about to grab you and drag you into an ally, has already tossed rational thought out the
Most people receieve an adrenalin rush when doing certain things. either out of fear, or excitement.
Now.. if I've broken into your home, and am searching through stuff, and or am looking for inhabitants to render them harmless, how open am I going
to be to talking or pleading.. prolbably not at all.
Now.. hearing the cocking of a shotgun, or the slide of a pistol... MIGHT catch my attention. Both of those soudns are very distinct. If you have
not heard one, head over to your local gun-store, and ask the man or woman behind the counter to demonstrate the sound for you.
as someone stated earlier in the thread "A gun is like insurance, an inhaler, or other life-saving device.. better to have them, and not need them;
then to need them and not have them"
I do believe that proper training and reguler practice make guns safer.
I do not believe my exhibiting universal love, and peace and all the other lovely sentiments will keep you safe and free of harm. Desperate people
are hard to reason with, and often take desperate measures.. When those desperate measures involve harming or taking something from someone else..
well.. thats not right and needs to be prevented.
Since no one has a personal police-officer in their pocket 24/7, a gun makes a good backup.
Peace and Saftey to all, and when needed, quick steady aim!