would like for Christmas: 1. for Conservatives who really love this country to jump the Republican Party/Tea Party radicals and 2. for the NRA to become a thing of the past. Surely sensible people belonging to either group could organize something new and sane.
Everyone is conservative. Reactionaries only take the name to misrepresent themselves to respectability. And; When I was an idiot; I wanted a gun, another gun, and more guns; and I still have my guns, but I forgot my reason.
My wife and I split up. As a going away present I bought her a sweet if older five shot 38. I'd be her pit bull if I was with her. At least she has a fighting chance if some one busts in the door, which is itself unlikely if it is double locked.
My friends said: You're splitting up with your wife, and you bought her a gun? Are you crazy?. With no objective proof other wise, maybe. But she has nothing to worry about from me, and I would trust her with my life so; what's the problem? She has a CCL, and I don't need one. I don't hunt any more. I'm not scared of nothing or nobody. I'm not looking for trouble, can handle it, and I can alway run away.
I can understand it if people feel more comfortable with a gun around. They are damned dangerous unless they're kept in such a way as to make them almost useless. Whats the point?