If you’re carrying a gun for self-defense, good for you! Good for society! Good for business! If you’re not, why not? I’m thinking it may have something to do with geography. Gun owners living in states where the government thinks “shall not be infringed” means “shall infringe” have little luck tooling-up. Those governments are, almost invariably, Democrat controlled. Yes I know: Republicans have voted for gun control. Blue Dog Democrats are pro-gun. But if you have to pick a party to protect your pistol packing proclivities—and you do—it’s the pachyderm party. Remember: you can’t have a defensive gun use without a gun. And you can’t have a gun if politicians remove your right to keep and bear arms. So hold your nose if you have to and vote Republican. Right?