Of course more Americans would choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights, and I never miss an opportunity to encourage it whenever the subject comes up.
There is still a critical mass of thinking, educated citizens who are aware of the societal and political trends in our country and are moving to secure their individual rights while they can.
"Forewarned is to be forearmed"
During the Rodney King riots in LA those shopkeepers who had previously armed themselves didn't have to contend with California's 15-day waiting period and were able to protect their businesses from the marauding, murderous hordes who attacked entire neighborhoods.
With today's technology society has to contend with flash mobs
, that will no doubt materialize on any number of alleged political "wrongs", or just for the opportunity to rob, vandalize, assault, or kill. Given that the majority of the media is now radicalized the thinking, educated population more and more senses the need to take positive steps to protect themselves.