I'm curious about that too. I mean I hear a lot of people talking about what they would do in case of an armed home invasion (or even unarmed for that matter). When I think about it, I always look at it this way. Whoever is breaking into your house has a plan. They've thought it through to some extent. If you are startled awake in the middle of the night by someone breaking in your door, are you really prepared to grab a gun and start shooting or are you going to hesitate for the few seconds that the guy needs to take you out.There're three times the number of laws regarding vehicles than there are guns, but there isn't any mass hysteria about setting new ones. Speed limits don't always work, but that doesn't mean we need to abandon the concept. Our gun laws are the weakest in the world (way weaker than Switzerland's). We also have the most gun murders, unregistered guns and felons with guns. Setting laws that prevent whackos from buying them illegally isn't controversial anywhere but here. The gunnuts are pervasive. They vote against their own interests, and they're a group of paranoid followers who do what they're told. They aren't the problem. They aren't the murderers, they aren't the mentally ill (in the general sense) and they aren't the criminals. They're just stupid. They stand as a human shield between sensible laws and gun profits. And they think they're "protecting freedom" while they're really just protecting gun manufacturers and criminals. Sorry, if you're worried about too many laws or the government having too much power or having the ability to control its own population, you're. Late. And these are the peopple that claim to be able to draw faster than the boogeyman they pretend is jimmying open their front door.
I don't think anyone really knows the answer to that question until they are in the situation. I mean we'd all like to think that we'd just grab a gun and start blazing away, but in the end, I don't think anyone really knows how they would react until they are in the situation. Despite what everyone seems to think, you don't always have the time to think things through. You only have the time to react and how many of us are going to react the way we think we would.
As for the laws, I am not saying that we should abandon them or give up on them. I think we need to strengthen them to make them effective. I don't buy into the whole protecting freedoms thing because so far, I've not seen any indication that they are trying to take the guns away from all of us. My only comment is that I wish that some of these laws were less sweeping and more tailored to dealing with the issue that some people just shouldn't have guns. Period.
It's kind of like the old freedom of speech thing. Yes, we all have it, but that doesn't mean you are free to yell fire in a crowded theater when there is no fire. Same thing applies to guns. Yes, we are all free to own them, but when people start going to schools and theaters and killing people for no reason, THOSE kinds of people represent the biggest threat to gun ownership for all of us. I think we all need to agree and demand that something needs to be done about them because they are the biggest threat to gun ownership--far bigger than any president whose policies people just disagree with in principle.