Lots of resaons I m pro gun but a few of the fundamental or foundational reasons are : I believe in the constitution and the 2nd amendment, as it was written and intended before future generations wanted to dissect its meaning , because that was expedient to getting the power they want.
2)“War was not the Twentieth Century’s biggest killer Tyranny was. The contest wasn’t even close. Hard to believe look at the numbers.” from Resistance to Tyranny by prof. Joseph P. Martino
Every disarmed society or group succumbed to being enslaved one way or another (but in the end the people lost it all you can assess by country or political system, by civil or international war etc. a disarmed populs is a doomed populus ( The fact that we have a 2nd amendment and the majority of our founding fathers were preachers or biblically based (Original intent by David Barton of wallbuilders) should tell us a lot.
3)Technically every member of the country should be the “ARMY”" The MILITIA" the army as we know it was originally a supplement. Congress never intended it to be the be all of everything. "In 1789, Congress created the Department of War to administer the military forces. The Army, now under the direction of the newly created cabinet, remained at a strength of 60,000 or less from the end of the Revolution through the beginning of the civil war.
Although Congress intended that the Regular Army serve only as a supplement to local militias, the “regulars” ultimately played the crucial role in both the war f 1812 and the Mexican war (1846-1848)
From IET Soldiers Handbook TRADOC Pamphlet 600-4 1,April 2001 (Headquarters, Department of the Army) Obviously I note the intent. additionally I live in a state where the original militia from 1776 era still exist under the command and control of the Governor (all volunteer) and the state still has all other branches of military including the national guard
- There is the aspect of protecting oneself and family in the current period, and the fact that if you cannot, you will most likely be mess or corpse the first responders find. Or Your loved ones will be the victims and you will have forsaken a duty no one can take from you about protecting your family. If you are a bible believing folk then 1 Tim 5:8 But if any provide not for his own and specially for those of his own house he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel (KJV) provide in the Greek is (G4306) “to consider in advance that is look out for beforehand”
Guns also are good for hunting, personal goal setting (target practice), and much more.
And yes guns save more people than are killed by hundreds of thousands per year a survey conducted in November and December 2002 indicates that approximately 2.3 million defensive gun uses occurred over the previous year (page21 bottom and 22 top) or to put it differently fewer that one out of 1000 gun uses result in the attackers death (page 24 middle) The bias against Guns by John R. Lott Jr. (sub titled why almost everything you’ve heard about Gun control is wrong)
to state just a few of the reasons.