regarding: "Owning guns can help. But you have to own them with respect, and own them with a conscience, for them to help you."
Some people on here could probably school me in a lot of this. But if you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, here are some good places to start:
--Books by Boston T. Party (all of them, but particularly "Surviving Y2k", "Molon Labe" and "Boston's Gun Bible").
--Membership in the NRA, GOA and JPFO (and reading all their literature and checking out their films and podcasts).
--Reading graphic novels (yes, comics), by L. Neil Smith and Scott Bieser. I'd start here:
Reading posts (and FAQs) on Free State Wyoming site:
and Free State Project (New Hampshire) site:
and TMM forums:
Zero-Aggression Policy 2.0
(It's a thing I wrote, expanding on the work of others, which I think well explains ethics, especially relating to self-defense.)
Read "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and "Farnham's Freehold" by Robert Heinlein.
Attend Appleseed riflemanship classes:
All of this is a great crash-course in Liberty, true morality, and taking care of yourself rather than letting the State do it for you.
Love, cats and guns,
Michael W. Dean