Perhaps you need to bone up on your reading comprehension.
The two reasons were spelled out clearly and succinctly.
bump for freedom
Is that all it says? Used to be that the first paragraph gave the what, when, why and where then you could decide if you wanted to read the whole thing. To own a gun to thank God and Sam Colt is kinda ridiculous. I own guns to protect myself form wildlife like bears and mountianlions and such. I guess it depends if you live in the mountains or down town.