so, I take it you don't agree with our VP?
I have mixed feelings about mounting a light on a weapon.
On one hand, being able to see your target to identify it positively is a good thing.
On the other hand, there is a strong instinctive tendency to use that weapon mounted light to see things with, and that means pointing a loaded weapon at them.
What I find objectionable isn't all the crap that one may or may not choose to hang on their gun, but the attitude that if you DON'T have that kind of stuff on your gun you are somehow not properly prepared, and therefore, irresponsible.
Generally there is a difference between what is optimal for combat and what will be fully adequate for personal defense. One does not need a combat shotgun for home defense, although it certainly will work.