I don't own a gun, and I find the gun-nuttery of everyone I know who does own one to be offensive enough that I think they all
ought to be in therapy. They all own guns because of some fucking Rambo tough-guy fantasy, and not for any kind of defense. For example, Octal and every single person who camps at Thunderdome: I don't know one person
who owns a gun who doesn't think it's just a big loud toy, rather than a tool whose only purpose is to kill people (and not in that fun video game sense, but in the "mess up your head for the rest of your life" sense).
But after watching the Libertarian hootenanny that New Orleans turned into, I actually started considering whether owning one might not be such a bad idea, living as I am in a place that's prone to both earthquakes and zombie attacks.
Then, of course, the morons who live in this town went and voted to outlaw handguns. It's ineffective, unenforcable, and probably Unconstitutional, but wow, it sure is irritating.
Godwin in... five... four... three...