I'm a very proud wife of an Air Force Cop. He carries a gun every day he is on duty. He just returned from a 6mo deployment (where he missed the birth of his son) to help protect our country from the 'drug war' (he was in the Carribean)...before that (only 1.5yrs ago) he returned from Iraq--Camp Bucca where we both feared for his life...the prison was a mad house--those people were fighting eachother in prison--the guards had to threaten with their guns just to get the prisoners to stop killing eachother. They very much used their weapons to promote peace--as odd and 'off' as that sounds.
The life of a soldier, airman, marine, or seaman is very hard. I think it is one of the hardest and heaviest in our country. We ask them to leave their family and put their lives in harms way--to protect us. The hours suck, the money sucks, but I'm thankful for it all--and I'm very proud. We are poor, but my husband is a hero.
I wish we lived in a world where he was put out of a job...but even if America 'backed down' and decided to help no one--the world out there would continue to fight and it would get worse until our boarders were attacked...oh wait...that's already happened...oh crap!
Sorry--didn't mean to get on my little soap box...I'm just very proud of my gun carrying, protecting, serving, hero of a husband...