Ya know, I've lived in the country, city, suburbs, and small towns. I've never needed to "defend myself with a gun.
The worst people I've ever encountered that I would have needed defending against were the school bullies, condescending co-workers & supervisors, people that decide my fate in jobs to let me go, and all those people who have ever mistreated my wife in churches she has worked for, putting our family out in the streets. Would you recommend a gun and bullets for them?
You can get rid of most them by law. I've already said that you won't get rid of the idiots that go outof their way to choose to disobey the law. You might as well not have any laws because for every law out there, there will be those who choose to get around it. I will not resign myself / knuckle under for a few people (%) who just have to be jerks. And I certainly don't want a bunch of vigilante types running around, taking things in their own hands.I have to disagree with this statement. Pandora's Box is open and your not going to get rid of illegal guns. So why make it a crime to defend yourself on a level playing field. Why would or should we be forced to be a victim?