An armed criminal will kill an unarmed citizen with monotonous regularity.
Trying to control crime with gun control laws is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your
own gun."His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
“What is a moderate interpretation of [the Constitution]? Halfway between what it says and [...] what you want it to say?” —Justice Antonin Scalia