Tim Schmidt is President and CEO of the United States Concealed Carry Association.  They promote responsible gun ownership and though they aren’t without a bit of controversy in the gun owner world, this statement of belief is worth reading.  Check it out.

I Believe
by Tim Schmidt

I believe that most people are inherently good.
I believe, when given a chance, most people will do the right thing.
I believe that most Americans will do anything for their families.
I believe in God.
I believe that opportunity is usually disguised as hard work.
I believe that the free enterprise system is a gift from God.
I believe that the ability to forgive and forget will set you free.
I believe that the harder you work, the luckier you get.
I believe in Liberty.
I believe in choosing to be happy.
I believe in accepting responsibility for everything that happens to me.
I believe that every challenge or obstacle is an opportunity to become a better person.
I believe that life can be tough, but at the end of the day, life is what you make of it.
I believe in my Family.
I believe that evil exists. It just does.
I believe it is my responsibility to protect all that is good from all that is bad.
I believe in preparing for the worst while expecting the best.
I believe in the natural-born and inalienable right to self protection.
I believe that the man or woman who shirks their duty to defend and protect simply doesn't
understand their true responsibility as a God-fearing and freedom-loving American.
I believe in myself.
I believe that a gun cannot be good or bad. It is simply a thing. A tool.
I believe that the founders of our Country used these tools we call guns to liberate themselves
from tyranny and start the greatest experiment in Freedom that the world has ever seen.
I believe the statistics that tell us responsibly armed, law-abiding Americans use guns
over 2,739 times EVERY DAY to defend the lives and honor of their loved ones.
I believe in being peaceful and avoiding conflicts at all costs. But when that conflict comes
after me and pushes me into a corner, I believe in fighting as if the lives of my wife and children
depend on it...because they do.
This is what I believe.