I posted this on Facebook in a thread started by a Canadian who thinks it's awesome if guns are banned and I don't like labeling people but his views are liberal in general. I am against Islamization of the west and I believe that you can't merge east with west if Islam is left the way it is.
I had a long discussion with my friend over this topic, I generally don't get into arguments or debates and I do see some variety of opinions on that matter.
However let me compile few things in points:
1) Guns are not bad, guns never kill people. It's the user.
2) Cars, Trucks, bombs are not bad either, it's the person driving and pressing the trigger that makes those decisions.
3) Same goes for Drones or any utility.
Banning something never works, take war on drugs, China ban on websites, banning porn...
What it does it creates more barriers for people who want to follow the law and get something legally and use it as a means to defend themselves.
Now, my friend told me she doesn't like guns because someone in her family got killed because the kid used the gun. And she says it's bad because of it. I told her, why was the gun in reach of a kid, you don't put substances that might kill you in reach of children. Again it's the user.
Let's take a look at shooters, no sane person goes and commits mass killings, unless it's in name of Islam then it's an act praised by the Islamic community for the crimes committed by infidels, funny how that works or that person is unstable and shouldn't have guns in the first place.
But you say, it should be gun free zone. Pakistan was given a wake up call when more than 100 children were killed in an Army school by militants. The teachers didn't have guns and they paid the price. Thankfully they wised up: https://www.haaretz.com/pakistani-teachers-learning-to
You live in a world where radical extremism is a thing, like it or not,you're part of this insane world. You may hide and imagine this is the perfect utopia but it's not.
Bans never worked, it's always a short term solution. I would rather have access to the same tools criminals have versus going solo. I am not that paranoid type.
So, if you have rights, you might as well fight for them and if you put trust in your government, than good luck. The world is going to get more crazier.