People become heated over a lot of things and some people truly enjoy pushing those types of buttons. It's an intentional thing more often than not, and these button pushers are or can be too persistent for any type of peaceful relations, with or without guns. On a national level, guns can or could help United States citizens defended this country and themselves. Without them, we are very much at risk, even with our military, whom I am, more often than not supportive of. National defense is important for ourselves and our kids, but some types seem to be unable to see beyond the gun banning banner hype to support gun ownership. I hate violence and I'd more than likely take my aggression out on myself before another, but ... Defense is a necessity in life. Out teeth are dull and claws too flimsy to protect without some type of tool to help us overcome real enemies, and although I agree that we need to vote and utilize diplomacy via democratic channels for change, we are not always afforded that opportunity. I don't own a gun, btw. I just support gun ownership and national defense even in citizen levels. Defense. Not offensive charges or conquest, but defense. Part of defense comes with out voting choices, but ... Times are too troubled to put our guns away and utilize pens and buttons to defend this nation and our families. What? They have tanks anyway ... What good is a gun gonna be against them? Well, probably better than an ink pen.