Fred wrote:The problem is a mishap with a gun can be fatal... and for what ?
To protect themselves from tyranny as bestowed in the Bill of Rights.
You never know when the government will be spying on them, increasing taxes to much, starting wars without a declaration, give unreasonable searches at places like airports. Imagine if the government gave the president the power to kill US citizens or detain them without trial?
If the government ever did these things, then the gun owners would rise up and overthrow them and put a new government in place. An armed assortment of random individuals
militia protects the citizenry.
Over 40 years of pain - I just want one day of glory.