I've come to realize that in attempting to "justify" my need for anything, I've generally lost an argument.
I stick to the old stand by of
"I am a free American citizen and can own whatever the hell I feel like so long as my budget and current law allows."
But to the above, I can atest to not realizing you are hit until much later.
It took Doc pointing out to me that I was bleeding and I had a shredded knee pad before I realized my knee was hit. I thought I just banged it getting out of the Humvee.
But regardless of combat effectiveness, my right to own what I want to is not subject to the whims of the Brady Campaign, Piers Morgan, or MSNBC nor thier loyal subjects.
NRA Life Member
"Boy Scout Problem #18: Living with the fear that one day someone will find out you can't tie anything more complicated than a square knot."