Mass murder used to be a rare event in this country. It's becoming much more prevalent-every day-almost. I'm still waiting for the first story where a prospective mass murderer pulls out has gun in public.....and is gunned-down by three legally-armed citizens before he can succeed in his evil plan.
We used to think that the Wild West was a place of violence and frequent murders. Not so. Contemporary Detroit is literally a hundred times more dangerous and lethal than 1880's Dodge City. The difference? Everybody-almost everybody-was armed then.
I prefer a society where it is not necessary to be armed to be safe.
I'll accept a society where I can arm myself for safety.