All though we would love a place full of peace and kind words that is not the case. We live in a very violent society so it has become Us VS Them imo. The reality is people are carrying guns, many of them illegally, many of them are criminals and could careless about you or your family. That is life, today just about anywhere. Do you think because you live in a "nice"area crime doesn't effect you? The you are naive. I personally do not own or carry a gun nor does my husband however I would NEVER in a million years take that right away from anyone. The right to get food for their family, their right to protect their family and their right to bare arms. No one is advocating violence here, what I see are families who want the rights their forefathers gave them and have the ability to protect and provide for their families.
Another thing, someone had made a crack about the US Military not protecting us, and that its some kind of joke that we think they do. I was totally offended by that comment and I am surprised more were not. Brothers, fathers, sisters, sons, daughters, and mothers are dying over in Iraq everyday serving their country, regardless what this war is or is not about you should respect those men and women. And you ask the families of people who came out of the concentration camps how they felt when they heard the Americans got them out of those horrible places and you tell those people at the WTC how the men and women in uniform weren't there for them, and you tell the people at the pentagon the same thing. Tell my baby brother who is leaving his new baby, his toddler and his wife behind this fall to put his life on the line that he isn't here to protect you and your rights.
I think dad could have handled this in another way, but do I think he is a bad person or dad for doing what he did no. Do I think he would do it differently next time, you betcha