Matt Z wrote:
If you actually read my posts, I said I have two firearms for self defense (both handguns), one for concealed carry and one for home. The rifles are intended mainly for recreational target shooting.
I read your post, you have handguns for self defence but - I also have several rifles that could work well for home defense if I ever feel the need for more firepower or greater range.
I mulled over this question from you today -Are you being sarcastic or are you really THAT sheltered that you can't imagine someone trying to harm you?
I don't see what me living a supposed sheltered life has to do with what i can imagine. I can imagine numerous ways in which someone is trying to harm me, but the question surely is what is the likelihood of what i can imagine actually happening? Sure i can imagine an armed gang breaking into my house and killing me and my girlfriend but on the flip side i can also imagine myself winning the lottery tomorrow evening. I'm not though going to book a round the world holiday for me and the missus because i can imagine us winning the lottery, that would be absurd. Likewise i'm not going to start arming my house because i can imagine an armed gang storming it. The odds of having my home attacked or winning the lottery are beyond remote, i would wager i am statistically more likely to be killed using a domestic appliance. I don't concern myself with that scenario either.
As for my 'sheltered' life, i've backpacked around Morocco twice, once down the east coast of India and South East Asia three times taking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia as well as visiting a handful of European countries. Maybe you'd call that a sheltered life, i don't know, but in all my travels not once as anyone ever tried to harm me. One pick-pocketed wallet, but that's it.