On a couple of rare occassions I have broken out this quote in defense of myself when verbally attacked by non-gun owners. It seems to work to defuse their anger. I think many people have never met a bad person and rarely consider how to react in a violent confrontation. Since my wife and I are approaching our 86th wedding anniversary I'm not sure about the current dating scene, but I think this quote would be equally useful. By the way, that eighty six years break down as 43 years for my wife and 43 years for me. of course, my 43 years are measured in dog years.
[B]"People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically 'right.' Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work. Wear a gun to someone else's house, you're saying, 'I'll defend this home as if it were my own.' When your guests see you carry a weapon, you're telling them, 'I'll defend you as if you were my own family.' And anyone who objects levels the deadliest insult possible: 'I don't trust you unless you're rendered harmless'!" -- L. Neil Smith, http://www.jpfo.org/