So tell me, what exactly is it that I fear that prompts me to keep my gun locked up in a little box and hidden away in my closet 99.9% of the time. Yes, I have a conceal carry permit, yes I am well trained in how to use the firearm, and yes I leave it alone and locked up all the time. How about "the absolutely best reason for an American to own a gun is simply because they can. It is their fundamental right as an American and they should exercise it." I find that people who are opposed to guns and throw out irrational statements about fear and so forth are themselves actually the fearful ones. They have an irrational fear of firearms and demonstrate that via a desire to keep others from owning that which they fear.