We are told on a daily basis how evil and unnecessary firearms are. We see only the gun related tragedies, never events where a tragedy was averted by responsible firearm use. Time and time again we hear the police will protect us. I have a question. If the police can and will protect us from those with evil intent, why are there still crimes against people? I take responsibility for my own safety, thank you very much. It all boils down to this: Government, be it city, state, or federal, simply doesn’t trust you with a firearm.