most of you are just speculating and are just weekend warriors.
Of course people are just speculating. What else? And what's a "weekend warrior," in this context?
You lot only base your views on your own daily experiences.
Nope. Have had no daily experiences, or experiences at all, with crime, so far, other than my cars having stuff stolen out of them on three different occasions.
Jeez, it must be scarily bad over there.
Not particularly. In fact: Contrary to what people think they know: Our over-all crime rate isn't nearly at the top of the heap, internationally. You'd be surprised at some of the countries that have higher over-all crime rates than does the U.S.
Now Jim, in answer to your question; hypothetical situation - you walk/ sail with your family into a drug deal and you pull out your firearm. [because, as erps did say; you feel that somehow you have a 'right' ]
Yeah, except that's not how a rational person would behave. A rational
person would take stock of the situation and think "Okay, I'm just going to get the hell outta here."
You see: This
the attitude to which I referred earler: People thinking that armed Americans, just because they're armed
, automatically become John Waynes and Rambos.
Doesn't happen. It doesn't happen probably thousands, perhaps millions of times a day, here in the Wild, Wild West.
What the issue is about for me is that it is arrogance that makes someone feel they need to have a firearm when cruising to other cultures.
"Arrogance?" Now it's arrogance
to wish to possess the means to defend you and yours when you're in a strange land? Okay, xenophobia, I'll give you. But "arrogance?" Where do you get that
from? Arrogance would be reflected in the confidence that these other cultures are obviously
so inferior to ours that the denizens wouldn't conceivably think
of attacking us.
You want to see arrogance, perhaps you should look in the mirror?
Anyway , you go for it Jim.
Go for what? Have you even read
my comments? Apparently not. I've been counseling against
carrying arms while cruising.