You know, maybe if you ended up living in a country where only the criminals had guns maybe you'd learn to more apt to appreciate the concept of self protection. If someone doesn't want to own or possess a firearm that's fine, it's their decision. However, don't sit there on some self-righteous pedestal of perceived indignation and naiveté and dictate what is good for the rest of us. There is only going to be one toughest SOB on the block. An "equalizer" however can act as a real deterrent to even the biggest and the "badest". The avg. police response time to a 911 call is 8 minutes, a .40 cal. S&W is 1205 ft/sec. You choose which one you want protecting your family.