In recent years I’ve thought about getting armed. I’m not a pacifist, and I live near Crazytown. I don’t expect I would prevail in a gunfight, but I do think I could take a few miscreants with me. I earned an NRA Sharpshooter badge in summer camp, in about 1959. Target shooting was great fun. I’m aware of stats about the dangers of individual ownership, but I don’t think they apply to me. I’m not a klutz, and we don’t have kids in the house. We hardly even have visitors. Still, I’d also be happy to abide by any firearms restriction you might think of, if it became law.

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