Then why does the average law-abiding citizen need a gun? To protect himself from what?BroDeal said:the risk to the average law abiding citizen is very low
This from the guy who points out that the risk from dying in a mass shooting is so low that we don't need any special laws to deal with them. For that matter, the risk of dying in a terrorist bombing is very low, too, so I guess we don't need to do anything about them, either.
In fact, as has been posted and discussed here before, considerable gun violence does involve "average law-abiding citizens". Not those committing some other crime, but engaged in some argument, usually alcohol-fueled.
While we're back on the gun argument, Scott the other day quoted or referred to Tom Paine in support of the second amendment. This Paine was such a fount of eternal wisdom, as relevant today as he was back then, I would love it if Scott would quote Paine's views on women's right to vote, or African-Americans' rights to do just about anything.