Lord how you love that winking emoticon!
I do indeed!
(Actually the winking emoticon is a very useful tool. I became tired of being misunderstood when I'd make some humorous (to me) comment ... only to have the odd person respond angrily, or become offended, thinking I'd made some serious or derogatory remark ... which I honestly hadn't. Cultural differences & all that ... Anyway, the humble saves a lot of unnecessary explaining, & for that I'm grateful ...)
OK, you agree entirely with the NRA position on self-defense laws.
I don't. Or what I know of the NRA's position, anyway. (remember I came here to talk about garlic?)
But then, gun ownership & self defence laws are not really important or pressing issues where I live.
And I'm really glad things are that way.
As for the "blather" about gardening ... I found that very interesting & informative!