In all those cases where police officers have shot someone, how many happened because the officer was just trying to protect himself?
From a gun.
Not all. Maybe not even half. Still, a fair share.
I pause, and reflect, realizing that if the person never had a gun, the police would not have felt compelled to shoot. Translation: If people weren't allowed to carry around guns, some of these souls wouldn't have have been carrying them when the officer came calling.
And, as a result, they'd still be alive.
Yes, this alone doesn't necessarily mean we take people's guns from them. There are other considerations -- like the Second Amendment, quite notably. Still, I don't think it should go unnoticed that some would still be alive if they had not had guns.