Occam's razor, the philosophy that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. Occam's razor can be well-applied to the "right to bear arms" argument.
Yesterday, I came across this simple, brilliant tweet in my Twitter feed (article continues after photo):
In 140 characters or less, the author of this tweet reminded the most vociferous gun control advocates that they, too, depend on private gun ownership for protection. Brilliant!
My succinct arguments, presented using hypothetical situations:
1) A felon has broken into your house and intends to rape and kill you. You dial 911, but the police are 5 minutes away. Would you rather spend those 5 minutes unarmed, risking being raped and killed? Or, would you rather have the ability to eliminate the threat before you are harmed?
2) The economy further deteriorates, history repeats itself, and society collapses. There are riots in the streets, and the government becomes tyrannical. In this scenario, would you rather your defenses be limited to handguns, or would you rather have assault weapons at your disposal?
Think about it, libs.