Wtf, my friend was almost surrounded by a pack of coyotes in the desertCoyotes don't attack people, they attack livestock and frequently enough, pets in rural areas. Wolves do the same. I'm not going to begrudge a rancher protecting his property with the most effective tool, and if that's a .223 as opposed to a bolt action .270, so be it. I don't own any guns myself. Guns are a tool, and not one I currently have a use for. When I stopped working construction I put my tools in the shed. Same thing with firearms for me.