Originally Posted by Firefighter
That right there is what I call a "Cowboy mentality" I'm by no means a "Cowboy" a firearm is a self defense tool for law abiding citizens. It's an offensive weapon in the hands of a criminal or a mentally unstable person.
True, but when the prevailing attitude becomes, "I don't need to avoid trouble!...Don't mess with me!....Bring it on!....I'm armed!, and boy will you be in for a surprise!..."
Then, common sense and mature discretion becomes secondary, and the preferred option is a violent confrontation....