I know most of us can talk the talk, but when that moment of truth might come...you know, the one you thought would never happen...when you have a home invasion, robbery, assault, or some other violent crime. What do you think you'd do when confronted with reality? Would you John Waynem, Clint Eastwoodem and shootem up? Or try to appeal and rationalize with the thugs? Maybe cower or run and hide? How about offering a family member or friend in exchange for your safety? If you go down, would you go down fighting or pleading? How about freezing up and going into shock? Does having an arsenal make you feel more secure and are you mentally and physically prepared to use it. Are you willing to be tried by 12 instead of carried by 6? Is preparedness, or better yet, over-preparedness, considered paranoia. or just plain smart? Questions, hopefully, we'll have a positive answer too, especially with harder times looming before us. Stay safe.