“Civilized folk go armed to say, ‘I’m self-sufficient; I’ll never burden others — If you need my help, I’m ready.’ You’re good at taking care of yourself — why can’t you allow others the same right? No State controls those who have the machinery — and the will — to resist. No mob can take their liberty or property. No 220-pound thug can threat the dignity of a 110-pound woman with two pounds of iron to even things up. Is that evil? Is that wrong? People who object to weapons are begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men are always ‘right.’ Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work.
“Wear a gun to someone’s house, you’re saying ‘I’ll defend this home as if it were my own.’ When your guests see you carry a weapon, you’re saying, ‘I’ll defend you as if you were my own family.’ Anyone who objects levels the deadliest insult possible: ‘I won’t trust you until you render yourself harmless.’ Another thing: whenever personal arms fall out of fashion, society becomes something not worth defending. Individuals start to rot away, too, disdaining to lift a finger in their own defense because it’s ‘beneath them.’ They’re no longer fit to live and simply proving they know it!”
– Clarissa Olson