No, a sword in hand keeps another's in its scabbard. Legal gun ownership keeps crimes from happening, otherwise only the criminals will be armed. And if, for some very strange reason my husband were to go beserk and go after our children intending to kill them, I would definitely do everything in my power to stop him. Maybe you live in the city, with lots of police ready to come at a moment's notice, but out here it can take quite a while. And there are parts of the US were there is only maybe one cop for every 30 miles or so.