Originally Posted by ElasticNinja
As for guns protecting you - societally, its the opposite. If a burglar comes into my house, he knows I won't start shooting with a semi automatic, so he won't bring a gun. In America one would be a fool to not bring a firearm while committing a crime.
Actually, many working professional burglers will NOT carry ANY weapons to their place of work. They know that posession of a deadly weapon while comitting a crime adds years to their sentence if they are caught.
So apprently, you are wrong and only a fool brings a gun to work.