So...here's the deal. My mother-in-law is terrified of guns. After a couple of drinks a couple of weeks back, I get into it with her. I just couldn't hold back. She says she understands the second amendment, but people shouldn't be trusted with guns. WTF?! I had an epiphany...the people that hate guns the most have no clue why we carry. For example, she says, "well yes ARs should be illegal in California because otherwise criminals would get them easily..." She has nothing to say about the fact that the only people with ARs in CA are gangbangers and law enforcement. It was a conversation that blew my mind. How the hell are we supposed to approach these people? Educate these people? Granted, idiots make us look bad, but why the hell do the rest of us law abiding citizens suffer? I have no felonies and I follow the letter of the law for fear of the consequences if I don't. But, criminals don't. Why can't I have a 10.5in barrel on my AR to protect my house? Why can't I use an AOW on a criminal that kicks in my front door without the possibility of jailtime? Why are the law abiding citizens always the losers?