While I think I have the gist of your post, I am not too sure of who you are referring to.
There is a saying "Tis better to hit with a .22 than miss with a .45"
I have a question that I have asked several times. And that is "Would you be sure enough with your self defense firearm to stop a 150# wild hog in a cage? Then how about a rampaging 200# man?".
There is also the adage of "The first rule of a gunfight is to have a gun." Keeping it in the glovebox goes against that adage.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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