No- I do NOT see guns as manly and would never have dated any man who owned a gun- never mind MARRIED one. It's a total turn-off and about as UNmanly as one can be IMO.<quoted text>
No, you're wrong. I don't see guns as "manly" and have never referred to them as such. You have and you do.
Of course I can live a good life without a gun, what a stupid question. I CHOOSE to have guns, I don't need them, though.
I'm not afraid to die. I never said that and never implied it. I'm not afraid if my wife & kids due, either. What I don't want is pain, pain that an intruder could do if we weren't ready to defend ourselves.
If you don't NEED guns then why have them? No matter how balanced you think your kids are, your wife is or YOU are- having guns presents a RISK- period.
And yes- you DO think you need them- you've posted here that your home is safer with guns than a home without them.
Good- so if someone breaks into your house in the middle of the night and catches you by surprise out of a sound sleep, how is your GUN going to protect you unless you SLEEP with it right by your bedside or under your pillow?
Gonna ask the intruders to wait a minute so that you can go to your gun safe, turn the combination, open it up and THEN aim it at the intruder?
And if your guns are anywhere BUT in a safe which is kept locked at ALL times, you being a gun owner is posing a threat not only to yourself, but to your wife and your children.