A common anti-gun argument is “I’ve gone my entire life without needing a gun…” and generally a line about guns being unnecessary, or people who own and/or carry guns for self-defense as being somehow paranoid or irrational.
Of course its a straw man, as well as being VERY arrogant. I mean I’ve never:
-Had a Heart Attack
-Had a Stroke
-Been in a serious car accident
-Fallen off a ladder or roof
-Had an unplanned pregnancy
-Had a home fire
The list could go on for AGES. Of course those are all real things to consider in our lives. Some are things others are at greater risk for. I’m not in a high risk for stroke or heart attack, but encounter people who are. Also as a male I run a much lower risk of being forcibly raped than a female. Further all of these things I could live my entire life and never encounter, or I could encounter many of them on my way home for work.
Still when it comes to antis trying to belittle the need for self defense, I wonder how much of it is them attempting to push a factually incorrect agenda, and how much is it people who have made no preparations or considerations about protecting their lives, or the lives of those they care about.
I think this is why they MUST Demonize George Zimmerman, and ignore any possibility of Trayvon Martin committing any crimes.
There is a very real possibility that George Zimmerman was attacked by a drug addled teenager, and if George hadn’t shot Trayvon, George would be the dead man, and Trayvon would be the person facing criminal charges.
The idea that an unarmed minor could kill you simply because the demons in their mind say that’s a good idea is TERRIFYING to people who push the anti-self-defense and anti-gun agenda, so that simply can’t exist.
What do you think? Think I’m close to the mark?