I'm hoping for a fairly level headed discussion but I acknowledge that will probably get derailed. My view as an American. I don't own a gun. I live in the same world under the same unforeseen threats as you but don't feel that I would be any safer with a gun, or maybe I should say those events where a gun would help are extremely unlikely coupled with when your number is up, its up. I feel it would create a sense of paranoia and as somebody who has had some bouts of depression in the past fear what kind of out option that would give me. Most other suicide options are likely to fail or are way more elaborate than just pulling a trigger. Beyond randomness I also don't feel that I am of economic or social status where my life would be threatened. In most cases I am against hunting. We have grocery stores. If you truly live in an isolated area where food is scarce than fine. But if you just want something that normally isn't offered at the grocery store I'm against it. I'm not PETA but we already kill enough animals for food. So given all that on my view, I'm sincerely curious about those who believe gone ownership is important.