I was thinking the other day about how much I can't stand the kind of bs where people who are unfamiliar with firearms view the firearm friendly community as being paranoid or mistrustful. They go "What is wrong with that guy that makes him feel like he needs an AR with a (standard) large capacity magazine?" What I see in myself and in other 2nd amendment supporters around me is a person full of trust and faith in his fellow citizens. I trust my neighbors to be responsible with firearms. I would trust an educator to be responsible with a firearm. I would trust a young person with the right guidance and introduction to be responsible with a firearm. I would trust the average person to be responsible with generally any firearm or amount of ammunition. There are many who will want to take away guns no matter what but I think there's a lot of people that just don't get it YET and need a little more information and exposure to the facts and info available. I think it could be really positive to start making it clear that support of the 2nd amendment has a lot to do with how much we trust each other as opposed to how we mistrust a handful of politicians and officials. While the formation of a militia and a fight against tyranny may be the core value of the 2nd amendment's protection of our right, perhaps the reason we are SOOO passionate about it is our enormous amount of trust we have for our neighbors, educators, youngsters, and the great faith we have in humanity overall. Maybe this is dumb but I just think there's a lot of people that don't get it. I'm not paranoid, I trust people generally. We trust our fellow americans.