I love my dog but I'd rather she take a bullet and flush out the bad guy instead of me getting shot.
Not me; my dog's family! That's why the sticker on my back door reads "Forget the dog, beware of owner!" Anyone that shoots my dog is going to have a MUCH worse day than he would have otherwise.
TFL Members are ambassadors to the world for firearm owners. What kind of ambassador does your post make you?
I train in earnest, to do the things that I pray in earnest, I'll never have to do.