GUNS KILL!! You betcha, especially if your aim is good. The day they don't I will dismantle mine and buy knives.
I love seeing people who look at this world through the eyes of a realist. Barbara,I'd feel comfortable you guarding my six anytime. I have noticed that there are many pacifist here on this forum. Send them to New Orleans,South Central LA, or Chicago where I grew up. Some of us can not afford the upper class neighborhoods, or live amongst intellectuals in some sort of utopia. We live in the real world, and it's dog eat dog. If I'm not mistaken in Matthew Christ said to sell your cloak to buy a sword. Why? To defend yourselves! Please, if Christ was a total pacifist why did he go into the temple and attack the moneychangers and those selling in the temple, a holy place. He doesn't want us to lay idle and let people slit our throats. Well to the pacifists, when they are there to slit your throat you'll be glad to see my shotgun or pistol saving your bacon.