best reason to get a gun
The best reason to get a gun is to protect yourself from rightwing gun nuts!!!WhAT THE HELL ARE YOU GUYS SO AFRAID OF?Seriously,never had much interest in owning a gun until recently,don't want to be unarmed when the shit hits the fan and righties are armed to the teeth.The arguements about another country being fools to invade us because we are so armed is the exact reason that no one [gov] could ever take your guns away[not that they ever wanted to] there would be a Waco/Ruby Ridge on every block.
Hey Helio ,my take was that the real issue was whether or not a city/state could make laws that supercede your constitutional rights,but that is wrong I guess.I know there was ambiguity as to the "well regulated militia " part,that righties always ignored,it was de facto accepted that people could own guns because so many people do anyway.Even Scallia said you can still regulate waiting periods and background checks and deny certain high risk groups gun ownership,which was all we ever wanted in the first place. The NRA would rather protect gun sellers than the public,allowing them to flood the market more than demand from legitimate gun owners allowing the excess to fall into criminal hands,thus generating more need for people to protect themselves eg more guns,other countries have less gun problems because they have less guns pure and simple.There is another gun rights advocacy group that is more reasonable about sensible restrictions,can't think of the name.
As far as grizzlies are concerned,a guy i met who works as a backcountry gold miner in Alaska was telling us that you carry two guns one shot gun and a high caliber handgun.If a bear charges you and you miss you're done ,if you blast him with the shot gun it stuns him and buys you time to nail him with the pistol.This guy even had a special mount on his raft to keep his shot gun ready and make sure it would not accidently discharge into his raft leaving him completely up shit creek without a paddle.He says they will try to bust you if you kill a bear unnecessarily and basically you have to prove it was,what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
Shooting shit up sure is fun though,never carried a gun except a couple of times when my buddy's uncle was serving papers to some real bad dudes and had us along for backup.Another friend had a black powder rifle/cannon on a stick friggin good fun.