Saw this on Facebook, from an old college friend who is a college professor and reliably leftist:
Apparently we're supposed be outrageously outraged at two things:
1) That some jerk cop was randomly pepper spraying people at UC Davis; and
2) That some people (that the Left feels free to smear with the nasty epithet "teabagger") carry guns.
It's pretty simple, actually. Human nature being human nature, it should be obvious that some cops are going to be nasty people. There are nasty people in all walks of life. Because you encounter nasty people in the world, you need to have the ability to defend yourself. That's the point of the 2nd Amendment.
It's really not that hard to understand. If you can demonstrate that the cost of screwing with you will be high, people won't generally screw with you. And if you depend on the kindness of strangers. . . .