posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 04:11 PM
reply to post by ignorant_ape
A firearm is not magical if you have one. If you have one, then it is just another tool. It has many uses, but it won't think for itself, the
responsibility is still yours.
If you don't have one, then you are sitting duck, and none of your other tools or skills matter! A firearm is vital to protecting yourself from
gangs of people or other people with firearms. Have you seen the movie, "Contagion?" It isn't a great movie, but there is a scene where he hears
a couple of "POPS" and he looks out the window to see flashes in the window of his neighbors across the street. Then 2 or 3 men run out with the
supplies from the neighbor. The star realizes he has nothing to defend himself. If those same 2 or 3 men had run over and kicked in his door, he
would have been dead where he stood, and his teen daughter would have become either dead, or property of the attackers to be used and passed around!
I don't plan to ever find myself in a helpless situation like that. Imagine the horror as you watch several armed men approach, and all you can do
is grab a lamp, or a fire extinguisher, but you know deep down that you can't protect yourself or your family.
So, I agree, a firearm is nothing magical, not even close, it is just a tool. It is just like having a hammer, and a spare tire, and a pocket knife,
and a flashlight, and some extra rope. You might never need half of that stuff, but when you need it, you need it, and you better have it.