Two thirds of gun owners say protection is a major reason they own a gun.
— Pew Research Center, 2017
For those surpass all madness who, adding impiety to folly, turn their blame against God himself, or against Fortune,
as if she had ears susceptible to our assault; like the Thracians who, when there is thunder or lightning,
start shooting at the heavens with a Titan’s vengeance to bring God to reason by arrow shots.
—Michel de Montaigne, Essays Book 1, 1580