Yet according to some, that clumsy old hero was unfit to be a gun owner. Therefore, he should have just stood by and allowed himself and the other innocents in the place to be robbed. Or even killed if that’s what the thugs chose to do. He and millions more like him—just because they don’t spend every Saturday practicing El Presidente drills.
Some of the elitists who’d rather see us dead than armed hang out
with Michael Bloomberg and his gun-banning mayors and “Moms.” Others, so
it appears, write gun blogs and promote elite firearms training.
Couple of years back at Schutenfest Evyl Robot and I were talking about gear, and I said something along the lines of "It's all very nice that "THIS is issued by the SEALs!", or "THAT is issued by the Green Beanies!(or Force Recon or whoever)", but I'm not kicking doors in Kandahar Province or something; I'm worried about someone breaking into the house, or trying a robbery in a parking lot, or- worst case- some jihadi-minded asshole deciding to kill everyone in the restaurant I happen to be in." Put bluntly, parts of my body wouldn't tolerate some training well, and I can't afford a lot of the classes(add in travel, ammo, the fees, some of them add up damn fast).
I can go to the range. I can practice. I can read, and work stuff into my practice. If that's not good enough for the "You shouldn't have a gun unless-" clowns, they can kiss my ass.