What is sickening is when an unarmed populace is tyrannized. These aren't philosophical concepts we are talking about here, but hard won experience based on a knowledge of history. The whole point of enshrining the 2nd amendment is to prevent a tyranny from forming. And the clearest sign of a tyrnanny is an attempt to disarm the populace. Violent crimes happen everywhere, regardless of the state of weapons ownership.. and crime goes DOWN when anyone is allowed conceal/carry. Wonder why that is?
Fear is never a good way to make decisions.