In 5 pages of posts, I think this one is, by far, the best:
"What can it do? It can make it possible for you to defend the lives of you and your loved ones, should the need arise.
What can't it do? It can't do a damned thing on it's own. You have to be willing to become proficient with it. But I guess the same holds true with any weapon."
We've gone round and round on this subject. Maybe some ideas have been changed, but I really doubt it.
I think after five pages of good discussion, this thread has earned a break.
Thank you, everyone, for keeping it on a nice, even keel.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.