My dad grew up on a ranch. We keep an old .22 around for varments, and many of my friends up here in WA state are deer, elk, basically food hunters. Most of the good ones have taken to bow hunting, just to make it sporting. With a good rifle a deer is no challenge at 400 yards.
I have his old Winchester .465 from the late 1800’s and that is history. We also have an old percussion cap revolver picked up on the battlefield of shiloh in the Civil War.
I am not anti-gun.
I still have not seen a deer that required a 17 round clip from an AR or M16.
The thought that a bunch of red-necks is going to be involved in the defense of out country as an armed militia is ludicrous. If you want to be “prepped” grab a gas mask. that will far more likely save you and your family from anything we are likely to be attacked with.
The argument that only good guys with guns kill bad guys with guns is bullshit and we all know it.
ONLY LAW INFORCEMENT AND MILITARY PERSONEL WITH APPROPRIATELY LISCENCED ARMS AND TRAINING ALMOSE EVER KILL BAD GUYS WITH GUNS.
JETHRO DOWN THE STREET IS MORE DANGEROUS WITH HIS 17 ROUND CLIPS (AND BOTTLE OF JACK DANIELS) THAN HE IS WITHOUT THEM AND WE ALL KNOW IT.