Originally Posted by c3shooter
Interesting read that is no surprise to anyone here.
In answer to the question "Why?"- because nothing says NO quite as well as a 12 g.
Haha well put.
I would also add that many of us enjoy it as a hobby in addition to self defense. I leave all my stress on the range when I go shoot for a few hours, twice a week. It's cathartic, just like archery is for me, as well. A lot of people don't get that, but hey, their loss.