Thanks for the link & your post.
Hopefully it'll help non-Christians understand why Christians carry guns. I have seen so many people shocked when they hear about a Christian that carries a gun. They start to judge our Christian ethics.
Let me also add...
In May of 2008, a man with a rifle opened fire outside a San Fernando Valley church wounding three people, one of them critically. On March 8, 2009 a 27 year old man in Maryville, IL shot a Pastor to death. In the first two months of 2009, Christian Security Network registered 139 incidents in 31 states against Christian churches, schools and ministries.
History in the U.S. and around the world tells us that violence directed against a church is not unusual. Yet it seems shocking to us that we would be dealing with it at this time, maybe because we think of ourselves as an advanced society. When you consider the aggressive nature to belittle and attack religious structures maybe we should not be surprised that some people are acting out their hatred
in this manner.
BTW, I know of a few Pastors that carry.