A good read Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm
Karl Marx summed up Communism as from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.
President Obama, in his reelection campaign, referred frequently to the needs of himself and his opponent, alleging that each has more money than he needs.
But where in the Constitution is it written that the Government is in charge of determining needs? And note that the president did not say I have more money than I need, but You and I have more than we need. Who elected him to speak for another citizen?
The Left loves a phantom statistic that a firearm in the hands of a citizen is X times more likely to cause accidental damage than to be used in the prevention of crime, but what is there about criminals that ensures that their gun use is accident-free? If, indeed, a firearm were more dangerous to its possessors than to potential aggressors, would it not make sense for the government to arm all criminals, and let them accidentally shoot themselves? Is this absurd? Yes, and yet the government, of course, is arming criminals.
Violence by firearms is most prevalent in big cities with the strictest gun laws. In Chicago and Washington, D.C., for example, it is only the criminals who have guns, the law-abiding populace having been disarmed, and so crime runs riot.