Once upon a time there was a nice little thread over in the Get a Life Forum entitled “Handgun Lovers”. While most of the nice folks posting there stayed with the theme, singing the praises of their personal sidearms, somebody had to spoil it with a snide remark about how handguns have no other purpose than to kill people, and calling other posters “gun nuts”.
To my discredit, I rose to the bait, along with others of my armed brothers, and before long the thread devolved into a gun control debate.
To correct this oversight, Here is a new thread, where freedom lovers and hoplophobic maniacs alike can discuss the matter to their hearts’ content.
I shall lead off first by stating my position. I believe that as a free man, I have the right to protect myself, my family, my friends and my country from violent attack, by whatever means necessary. Hopefully the situation will not require the use of deadly force, but in the event that it does, I believe I have the right to arm myself with an appropriate weapon, train myself in its efficient use, and use this weapon effectively to stop the attack.
The weapon I choose is not really the point, but just for the sake of argument, I choose a powerful and concealable handgun.
I truly have no desire to take human life indiscriminately, but I will kill if failure to do so means that I or someone I love will suffer or die as a result.
I further declare that any man or woman who would attempt to deny me these rights is not only my enemy, but the enemy of all free men and women, of the very idea of personal liberty, and of the Constitution of the United States.
Now, who is with me, and who is against me?