The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in\ndefense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is\nmore important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is\nsupplemental.\n\nAs John Steinbeck once said:\n\n1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,\nhe'll just kill you.\n\n2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.\n\n3. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.\n\n4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.\n\n5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The\nreporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and\nasked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they\ndon't make a 46.'\n\n6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.\n\n7. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady\ncommented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your\npistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting\ntrouble, I would have brought my rifle.'\n\n8. Beware the man who only has one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE\nIT!!!\n\nBut wait, there's more!\n\nI was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I\nsaid I did.\n\nShe said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!'\n\nTo which I said, of course it is loaded, can't work without bullets!'\n\nShe then asked, 'Are you that afraid of some one evil coming into your\nhouse?'\n\nMy reply was, 'No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching\nfire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all\nloaded too.'\n\nTo which I'll add, having a gun in the house that isn't loaded is like\nhaving a car in the garage without gas in the tank.\n\nI'm a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment! If you are too, please\nforward.\n\nThe beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until\nthey try to take it.\n-\-\-Thomas Jefferson\n\n*******\nI'll let the ne'rdowells ponder if I do or do not keep loaded guns in\nthe house. While they ponder that, they can wonder what kind and how\nmany. I do give free guess...I'm set up to deal with any threat at\nevery range. 8^) Oh and the calibers are quite varied, you want little\nholes? Lots of little holes at once? Or maybe one really big hole?\nThey might get away with so many decisions to make.