Originally Posted by AndeyHall
Yes. I just saw your comment and it reminded me of the many salesmen at the shops around here who PUSH laser sights like the Crimson Trace. One said that the advantage to a laser sight is that when they see it, they'll recognize what it is and run away without having to fire a shot. Well here's my probably warped up opinion on that: if I'm gonna shoot something, I can't stand a moving target! Because if someone is in my house uninvited, especially at a time like late at night when my family is home and there is potential for them to be involved, I will do everything to the best of my ability to make sure they do not leave alive. Now that may sound like the arrogant, early-20s college student coming out in me, but I'm tired of watching the news and seeing where some home invader stole a bunch of stuff from someone's house, or worse, raped and killed someone. I had a guy say in a gun debate in one of my classes (he was anti-guns) that "none of his possessions in his house were worth another person's life", which I somewhat agree with. But the problem is, I have no way of knowing whether or not his intentions stop with my tv or just a little money, or if they really want to cause harm to my family. And I don't think they're going to sit down with you over a cup of coffee to discuss it either. My job as a protective home-owner, and as a future husband and father, is to assume the worst and do whatever it takes to prevent it. My CWP instructor once told us "it's better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6." and I think that's the truest thing I've ever heard when it comes to self defense. Sorry I just had to rant there.
You should ask that hippy in your class this question: is the criminal's life worth more than your familys life? If he says yes to that question, then you are speak with someone who's moral compass is completely disorted, and someone who is never wrong.
Ever since i have been able to own a weapon, i have been of the feeling that it is better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.
Also tell him without firearms, America and his right to open his dam mouth about guns wouldnt even exist.