Originally Posted by CTMountaineer
Nobody "has" to carry a weapon. It is simply a right guaranteed law abiding citizens by our Constitution. Criminals don't obey gun laws. Gun laws cause law abiding citizens to be vulnerable to attack because criminals know they will be unable to defend themselves. Put a sign up outside your home that says "I don't like guns and I don't have one" and see how that works our for you.
Even if you don't have one, and most American adults do have at least one, the threat to the criminal posed by the possibility gives them pause.
You guys seem to think that packing a gun means that you're going to be another clint eastwood, shooting the bad guys and causing cars to explode as you put a round through someone's grill. People armed with guns still die.....
. Look at all the cops with police training, the solders who die and they are actually trained and looking for trouble. No, I'm sorry, but if someone wants to kill you, you're dead! They'll hide in the shadows, in the trunk of a car, atop a clock tower or whatever. Being armed lowers your vulnerability, but I tend to think that if two armed folks come up against each other in road rage or an argument of some sort, someone is going to die. Anyways, you guys take care. I gotta go clean my guns!