Re: "What do you tell people..."
I can put meat on my table.
I can pass on to my nephews and share with my family and friends generations old knowledge of hunting and woodcraft skills.
I can defend myself and my family, when seconds count the police are minutes away...
There is no Police Dept that is required to respond to 911 calls, or that can divine the actual nature of a call when it comes in (a recent notable example, the 2 guys who were raping and murdering the wife and daughters while police set up a perimeter line expecting a call from the house about hostage negotiations)
I agree completely with those comments about ignoring the blathering liberal idiots, they wont listen to facts, they've made up their minds ages ago and consider everyone who disagrees with them the root of the problem.
You dont see the young republicans club burning down car dealerships, condo developments, any random city where the RNC has it's national meeting at, but you will see liberals doing all of that, and the police under the direction of the liberal politicians are defensive instead of aggressive and meanwhile, some store owners are losing all their stuff, someone's car is getting torched or turned over, "public owned" things like bus benches and trash cans are destroyed or rolled into streets to thwart the police with impromptu road blocks... and we're told it's hooligans or political unrest... the lame stream media is a major part of the problem, as is the fact so many people are willing to turn a blind eye to the real facts and problems in our society instead of face them.
How many people here brag about getting out of Jury Duty by either just never answering the summons or finding some excuse the judge will buy into? How about the guy in the defendants seat... do you want him to have 12 liberals who have nothing better to do with their day since they are on the govt dole already or do you want him to have an advocate for the right to defend himself, family and property from criminals...
what if it was you in that defendants chair, who would you want on the jury?
guns are never the problem. criminals are the problem. unfortunately the left sports a massive landslide in the criminal category and they vote... I personally know people who call themselves passionate liberals and even socialists and they vote every time, and people who believe this nation is heading into chaos and it's darkest chapter and are gun enthusiasts but they wont vote.
They talk about free speech but they want Fairness doctrine and NPR subsidies
They talk about free speech but they want the 2nd removed, and everyone who owns guns either locked up or in some kind of reeducation camp
They love how socialism is all the rage in Europe, and Canada, and yet blame us for failing Capitalism policies when they keep passing social programs that there's no money to pay for to bail out the people who dont and wont work for a living.
They talk about security but they wont help make sure our borders are secure.. SOUTH mostly 99.99%, but North too.
We have problems as a nation, but guns arent one of them or the cause of any of them.