What if the other guy, the BAD guy, can shoot better? (cos obviously all you guys posting here are the good guys. I know that because if I saw you in the street carrying a gun I would just know you were the goodies and not the baddies).
Plus I thought how really sensitive it was of the NRA to insist on having a gun rally in the town right by Columbine right after the school masacre. I suppose it was so that we could be able to identify the goodies, as opposed to the baddies (the baddies are the ones where there are dead people after they have used their guns. Is there a neat way of identifying the baddies before you see the dead people?)
Why? Let me try to explain. I take the defense of myself and my family very seriously. And most bad guys cannot shoot. They think like many others, that just having the gun will make them invincible. I on the other hand like many gun owners, have had much practice. I have even spent hard earned money for training at a Firearms Accademy by the name of Gunsite.
I can see you get most of your firearms related news from the likes of Michael Moore. I'm a life member of the NRA, and I would not have expected them to cancel their plans just because some nut job kids went on a killing spree, and just happened to use a tool called a gun. Do you know how much more damage those kids could have done if they would have used gasoline? And you can be sure that if they would have, there would have been no calls to ban cars.....cars that are NOT protected by our Constitution.
And unlike in your country where guns in general are just about outlawed. (And yet your crime rate continues to soar...go figure.) If you lived in this country, you would spend a lot of time around folks who ARE armed. Getting a permit (in some states its not even required) to carry a concealed firearm in most states is not hard to do. Even in California it is possible. My point is these people are armed, and no one is the wiser. I mean do you really think the lady in line beside me at the grocery store has a clue that I have a cocked and locked .45 under my jacket?