Please contribute something well-considered of your own before jumping in and arguing for your side of an issue. For me it's guns. I find myself believing strongly in the right to arms, and also in disgust that we proliferate them. Half of my mind is proud of our tradition of rebellion, and the constant threat that we can rise up and give one hell of a fight if real tyranny ever arrives. It gives me a feeling of pride- it stirs me in patriotism (one of the few things that does). And I feel my home is my home, and I will defend it if I can- I will have an equalizer. And if any nation dares attack us, they aren't getting far. One the other hand, I want us to destroy our guns. I feel this just as strongly. The same theory that suggests I should arm myself at least as well as an invader who might come armed into my home, also results in an arms race. We've now more guns than people. It's insanity, and we owe it to each other to disarm and to denounce violence. I don't think I'll ever reconcile those beliefs.