They argued that gun ownership is necessary for self-protection.
Now, there is a secret part of me, which is I have no self-protection mechanism.
In an almost mystical sense, he believed non-violence was a more potent force for self-protection than any kind of weapon.
Americans support gun rights because they believe guns are necessary for self-protection.
McLelland was a “good guy with a gun,” an Army veteran who carried a gun for self-protection.
He had settled upon a policy of silence for the present, while in self-protection he watched developments.
Usually one might count on the woman's silence, her instinct for self-protection.
This, he claimed, made it necessary to so organize the government as to give the minority the means of self-protection.
He told himself that he had fired too quickly, that he had fired in anger, not in self-protection.
The self-protection of the group is the same as the self-protection of the individual.