I don’t own a weapon, because I don’t believe I could use it to shoot someone who was threatening me. And I wouldn’t therefore want to have a weapon they might take from me to kill me.
I might feel differently if I lived in an area where I had to think about being threatened. I don’t, and I don’t think I could take a life, so I don’t own a weapon. I encourage people who feel differently to own weapons, and support their right to do so.
I’m pretty sure I could kill someone to save another person’s life, if I was certain that it was necessary. But I know it would be hard for me, both before and after.
Thank you for your thoughtful reply.
For some reason, not being disrespectful, serious, for some reason this came to mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG2cux_6Rcw
Again, not mean-spirited just funny.