I spent twenty years in the Navy as an Electronic Warfare Technician and had a second career in IT. No jobs in Michigan anymore! So these days I drive a school bus and help my wife with her business (she makes more than I ever did anyway).
I am very pro second amendment. I presently own a Sig P232, a very old Marlin 336 30/30, a Romanian AK-47, a .22 revolver, and a couple of shotguns. I have every intention to aquire more!
I haven't felt much need for personal protection (we don't even lock our doors), but the crazy Detroiters are moving up here to get away from Detroit. But they wind up bringing it with them. So things are changing and I am starting to think personal protection.