Guns are no more to blame for killing people than spoons are to blame for making you fat.
We, as Americans, have the constitutional right (and responsibility, which many have shirked), to defend ourselves, our families, our communities and our country. Even, if necessary, against our own government, which was actually our founding fathers’ chief concern: they railed against a powerful government and very much believed in keeping the power in the hands of the citizenry.
The police are helpless when it comes to actually stopping the overwhelming majority of crime from being committed; there is no criminal willing to wait 10-15 minutes for the police to show up, just to keep things fair. The responsibility to protect ourselves is – and should be – in our hands.
With freedom comes responsibility. In America, this is one of them. Ask yourself, would you walk into a bank to rob it, knowing every person in the building had a loaded gun, too? Neither would anyone else. This is true crime prevention… and the only method which actually works.