Originally Posted by Fred_G
Consider our English cousins. They own all kinds of guns, but keep them locked up at the gun club. Just ring the authorities if any problems arise.
Sadly, there are many that don't consider their guns to be useful for self defense. I see it, but can't wrap my head around it. But it is the world we live in.
Originally Posted by KingGlamis
I agree with your point but I think the vast majority of gun owners agree with using them for self-defence. I have several friends that are in law enforcement and they all say we should defend ourselves rather than wait for them to show up.
i have actually met gun owners that think like this. they don't view guns as a means of a way of self defence. they are viewed simply for sporting purposes. for going to the range, or the club or to hunt with, not to be used for self defence.
many of us view several or many of our firearms as tools that could be used if needed for self defence and i am no different. some of us even buy some firearms specifically for self defence purposes in mind from the get go.
heck, even my O/U shotgun or my lever action rifles could be pressed into service for self defence if needed! if they can kill a duck or a deer, they will take out a BG for sure!