The Sheriff in my county is of the same mindset, as are most of the local LEOs. The ones I know all agree that when seconds count, a gun has a better response time than a squad car.
If I have to explain why I ride, you wouldn't understand. Explaining sex to an alien would be easier than explaining the feeling, one that boils all that is going on in your life down to what really matters each time you are in The Wind. All I can say is, Life is not Life without it.