Now I usually ignore a lot of your posts as they, to me personally, go against everything I think and kind of rub me up the wrong way but not wanting to cause arguments I keep my difference of opinion to myself.
However I can't let this one go. As a Nation we don't want guns, we don't need guns and are happy without guns. We don't have massacres by crazies in our country like you do because we don't have guns. Our Police do just fine without all of them being armed because we as a Nation aren't armed. Good grief. Do you honestly thing a 9mm pistol in my handbag make a blind bit of difference to a man driving at me in a vehicle? No because I would be getting out of the way of a 2 ton steal weapon. Would I brandish a 9mm pistol at a madman with a knife? No because I'd be running in the opposite direction.
We as civilians aren't trained to deal with that so why would us having a firearm make the blindest bit of difference? It wouldn't. End of.
First let me say that Thank God that we got our independence from England and that we have a Constitution that protects our God given rights.
Armed citizens have stopped terrorists/killers as proven in America and Israel.
Our former Anglican Priest, at my church, was an armed officer (Sergeant) at Scotland Yard and had many boring assignments (his words) protecting Number 10 Downing Street. He was (is) very critical of British gun laws and said that British Bobbies wear stab resistant vests because they are so often attacked with knives. Father also did bomb disposal when the IRA was at war (so to speak) with England; he did not see the IRA have much of a problem getting firearms and bomb making material.
During WWII, and prior to our entry, America was supplying weapons to the 'unarmed Brits', there is a famous photograph of Winston Churchill holding a Thompson sub-machine gun that came from America. We were such terrible people that we helped to arm you, as well as supplying the great field commander General George Patton, and the commander of the D-Day invasion (General Eisenhower) and our young men (Army, Navy, Army AF) and women (nurses, WAVES, etc.) to defeat Germany. Yes, America is such a terrible bunch of gun loving people.
The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
_________Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1787