As an armed veteran, trained in the use of firearms, I have the right and ability to defend myself against criminals. As a Christian who is commanded to love my neighbor as myself, I am compelled to defend any of my helpless neighbors against them, too. Criminals are NOT my neighbors, but rather are servants of the devil. Rape, robbery, armed assault or murder are all illegal offenses against humanity. My favorite hero from the Old Testament is David. Firearms work much better than slingshots against evil giants, whether the giants get their stature from physical superiority or mechanical means, such as guns or other weapons. You can try singing, "Kum-Bye-Ya" to them, but I carry a gun. A cop was too heavy.