I guess you're all still thinking then.
Think about this then: John Olivers exposé on gun control in Australia continues...(My country is run by idiots can I crash in yours for a bit) - Imgur
Your point is best illustrated by this: Marina Abramovi?, ?Rhythm 0,? 1974 - Imgur
Now think about how well you know yourself. How well do you know your spouse, your kids, your extended family, your neighbors, your coworkers, the folks at the supermarket, the people crossing the street while you wait at that red light? Can you use a gun or any other weapon to protect yourself in all situations? Can you carry that gun everywhere with you? How about your kids? They need protection at school, on the way to and from school also, right? How about your ageing parents? Where are you safe?
You really think it's about protection? Or is it more about alienating us from everyone around us? More fear. Always more fear.
Which demographic group isn't drugged out of their minds nowadays? Everybody is blasted every moment of every day. How do you know when those drugs flip some switch in you, yourself, and you use that gun on someone who was completely innocent, just because you've had an unexpected reaction.
There are just too many variables in life to think that a gun is going to provide safety for anyone at all. Is it too difficult to fix what is genuinely ailing that society? Isn't that really the only way to ensure some degree of safety anyway? This is something that a band-aid just isn't going to fix.