I have my own, painful, version of that test: "My grandfather was murdered in his store in broad daylight when I was a boy. Do you think if he had a gun to defend himself, he might have been in attendance at my wedding 26 years later or do you think being defenseless was the best outcome?"rdcrags wrote: ↑Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:44 amA suggestion: If someone tells you they are against concealed carry because the carrier doesn’t have enough training and therefore creates a hazardous situation, ask them to take this test: You are in a store with your two kids and a BG enters and starts shooting at people indiscriminately, walking in your direction. A man to your right draws a concealed handgun and points it toward the BG. Will you yell “Don’t shoot! You don’t have enough training! You may hit a bystander!”? Or, will you yell “Stop him! Stop him! He’ll kill us all!”?
Rarely, does an anti-gunner ever try to persuade me otherwise after I ask this question. When they understand that my family are victims of violence, they have no words to offer other than their sympathies. I'm very blunt. When there are no criminals, I will not carry a gun. Until then I will defend myself and my family against threats to our lives.