If you compare the number of times you gun has saved your life to the number of times you've dealt with the expense and inconvenience of carrying it, it might not seem worth it. What would happen if you were to ask all of the dead people how much inconvenience it would have been worth to have had the ability to protect themselves when they needed it? [ Inappropriate content removed - jag-engr ] Sure, sometimes people are killed by bear and rural crocodile; dogs, mountain lions, wolves, and starvation kill some people sometimes. Perhaps it would be sad to kill an animal, but better him than me. But most of the people killed, in my country, yours, and every other, for as far back as anyone has records, are killed by two legged critters. Some of them are armed one way or another, legally or not, some travel in packs, some attack by surprise. Maybe firing at fellow humans seems totally unnatural to you, and that's not a bad thing, but when they're trying to kill you and your family, do you want the ability to fire at them, or would you rather just feel relieved you don't have to make the terrible decision whether to do anything "unnatural?"