There is a lot of talk right now of us filthy, conniving, Progressives looking to subvert, or downright repeal, the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. While that is not a view that I share, I understand how this new crop of teenagers has got Wayne LaPierre and his merry band of followers panties in a bunch so badly that they assume that all of us on the Left want the same thing. Pro Tip: We don't. Obviously. Some of us do, of course. But, most of us simply want the slaughter of American lives to stop. As a firearm owning progressive, military veteran, and business owner, I fully support the Second Amendment, even while I support more stringent measures to keep the types of guns that I personally own out of the hands of people with more nefarious intent. I DO NOT own firearms because I think they are necessary to fight some abstract idea of a future tyrannical government. I own firearms for much more logical reasons. 1.) I live in an area that is prone to earthquakes. Soon or later, a big one is going to shake my peaceful world hard enough so that I might be on my own for several days, or even several weeks. People get weird when that happens and they start getting hungry, or too cold, or too hot. My firearms are a safety net against bad people doing bad things to the people and places I care about. 2.) As a business owner I occasionally transport large amounts of cash from one place to another. And, although I practice pretty good OPSEC, I have no guarantees that I am not being watched and evaluated as a target. 3.) Let's be honest. Range day is the one day I truly look forward to. It's just fun to shoot guns. Okay. I've shown you mine, now you show me yours. Why do you support the 2nd Amendment, and how do you justify it?