I was talking to my granddad who is a pastor and we were talking about owning and carrying guns. He is of the thought that God is all the protection a person needs and that anything that may happen to you, God allows it to happen so you shouldn't interfere with his plans.He also said that since I used to box and can bench press almost 400 pounds I shouldn't need a gun. Then he asked the question could I live with killing someone? The quick answer to that is yes...yes I can. It may seem cold hearted, but when someone attacks me with the intent to do me injury or death, then they become an enemy of mine for which I have no feeling for. There was recently a story about a marine and his wife being attacked by about 20 teens outside of a Florida movie theater. One of the male teens punched the wife out cold. Now no one plans for these things to happen. Im sure this couple didnt leave the house that night planning to be jumped, but it happened. I carry because of incidents like that. If 20 teens or anyone tried to jump on me in a public place I have a right to be, I will use my weapon. But they're just kids you say? A 15 year old boy thats 6'2 180 pounds is not a kid just because he's the chronological age of 15. He can do just as much physical damage as someone 18+. I carry because I feel strongly about the 2nd amendment and my God given right to self defense. Im of the mind that I refuse to take a beating or worse just because "I wouldn't want to hurt anybody". As far as me boxing is concerned, I'm not totally helpless without a gun, however, anyone can be overwhelmed by numbers, like the marine above, and especially so if those numbers are carrying knives or blunt objects. Thats how I feel.