@noone1996: I cannot speak for others, but when I was satirically referring to “honor” or “bravery” for “hiding behind” a firearm, I was referring to those that serve their country. I wouldn’t say that owning or firing a gun alone makes someone brave, although ironically enough, I bet that a majority of people that are vehemently anti-gun would actually be terrified of even holding one themselves.
Ok, I can see the reason in this. I can see how profesional militars would be brave and have honour. I was thinking more of individuals. Like Abstract would consider me braver and more masculin if I was to own a gun.
But yeah, this makes more sense.
Also, looking at your discussion with Abstract, I find it hilarious that you think a disaster where firearms would be needed is completely far fetched. As if economic collapse, natural disaster, war, pandemic outbreaks, or massive power outages could never happen. In all of those cases you better believe that there will be degenerates in the streets looting and pillaging. Without power/electricity for long periods of time (in some cases just hours), we’ve seen that people panic and resort to rioting.
Also can agree to this. I can see understandable that someone would want to prepare for such an eventuality. It is not impossible for a disaster to hit anyone of us, no matter where we live.
In fact, this is my hometown a few months back:
I still think that owning a tank or a misile launcher is absurd, which was the post I was originaly refering to, but I can respect if someone wants to own firearms for selfdefense.
And just for the record, I'm do not lift 450 lbs in the gym, and am not an expert at operating improvised weaponry from the environmen. Just a regular guy that relies in prudence and discretion to avoid trouble.