>>”You are making a few assumptions there. The biggest one being that there will *be* elections this fall and in 2012.”<<
Here we go:
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?
Handguns are useful, to get to your rifle. I only have two center fire handguns, and one .22. I have 4 center fire rifles, and one .22, plus two shotguns, one for "serious social purposes".
Still and all, I actually shoot my handguns more (except the .22 which I bought for newbies to shoot).