All the links on here seem to be of the bad side of guns, here is a link for you to give a read:
14-year-old Phoenix boy shoots, critically wounds armed intruder
What would have happened if the boy didn't get that gun in time? what would have happened if there was no gun at all? That family might have ended up with no more children. But because that boy had responsible parents that taught him well, he acted just as he needed.
I don't know the laws for all states, but in my state I am allowed to shoot anyone that is breaking into my house. Once i see that they are no longer a threat I am to call the police if they had not been before the intrusion.
"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms." -Thomas Jefferson
"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." -Thomas Jefferson
I do love my right to possess the firearms that I have, and I do hope that I never run into the occasion where I have to use them, but I am not scared if I do.