I no longer feel safe in Maryland. After what happened at Virginia Tech, I have been searching for a handgun, and plan on getting a permit. If just one person had been armed, that shooter would have been stopped, a long time before all those poor people were executed, by this suspicious Asian, in his mentally-deranged state of mind.
It seems to me that this government wants to assume the task of protecting me, without the manpower to even try. I don't want to be murdered, while I wait for the police to decide the coast is clear enough, to go in.
It's my right to protect my own life. I don't see it any other way. Nobody is going to catch me in a victim-state, without my right to make sure that nobody murders me. I see people, left and right, getting murdered. This includes some powerful and wealthy people, who are murdered. They also bought the lie that this government has the resources to protect them.
Katrina showed us that this government does not have the resources to protect any of us, and if you rely on it, you will be waiting for Gordou.
For me? I'm not sure if there is anything after this life, but one thing is sure: I'm not going to wait around and let anyone else protect me, if I can take care of myself.
And, I can take care of myself. I don't need this government to pretend to do that.