I am x-military, Vietnam vet. I earned expert rifle and expert pistol ribbons and was on the Quonset Point Navy pistol team for two years.
I don’t hunt any more, I don’t need the meat and the Idea of killing an animal for sport no longer appeals to me.
I recently sold my 44 mag. that I had used for bear protection in Alaska when we had students in the woods. I do feel better with a firearm in the house for protection; and so when my wife asked me what I wanted for Solstice I told her a Heritage single action 22 cal. pistol.
It is now my habit to research anything I intend to purchase on YouTube. There were numerous sights with some good reviews of the weapon; but I also ran into some of the crazy survivalist sights. These people live in a make believe world.
One man said he stores his 22 cal. pistol and a 22 cal. semi auto rifle in his car trunk along with a backpack of survival items so if he is ever on a trip and the situation arises (zombies???) he can leave his car and ‘bug out.’
Another man was saying that a 22 cal. is not lethal enough for ‘neighborhood defense’ and that if he and his neighbors ever have ‘to make a stand’ he prefers a larger, semi-automatic pistol and assault weapon. He failed to mention who he intends to repel - perhaps the 101st Airborne, Delta force, or the maybe the 1st Marine division… or aliens... zombies?
There is a difference between gun owners and gun nuts. These survivalists I place in the same ‘living in a fantasy’ category as people who believe in Noah’s Ark and immaculate conception.
Ignorance is a choice today, and there are a hell of a lot of ignorant people occupying this country – it is just the way it is, and you can’t fix stupid.
Just my observation