I'm not responsible for your vivid imagination. I'm only responsible for what I do in reality. Maybe you spend too much time on the internet and playing crpg's? In reality, I've never commited a crime period, or I wouldn't be allowed to own firearms. Your argument is silly. Getting angry or pissed does not equal shooting someone. Now you want to add alcohol into the equation. I've been drunk, and angry - still never shot anybody. Maybe we should make anger and alcohol illegal? If I kill someone, it will be for a justifiable reason. Like breaking into my home, trying to jack my truck, or threatening the lives of my family. Pissed off will have nothing to do with it - your bias is clearly showing and it skews your ability to think rationally. If being pissed was all I needed to shoot somebody it would have happened decades ago. Yes, states that are more restrictive and infringe upon lawful possesion of firearms have more crime and more gun violence. States that trust their law abiding citizens to own and carry firearms are much safer. You can look that up if you like, try the FBI crime lab statistics. Limiting ownership does not protect anybody in the U.S. except criminals. Strawman much? Who said anything about private armies? By the way, the rich can hire private armies if they feel like it - there is no law against people hiring security forces. I don't care if you agree with me, the founding fathers agree with me and that's plenty good enough. Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry, as well as others, stated in the federalist papers that the reason for the 2nd amendment was to insure that the common citizen had access to every means of war that a standing military would have. Yeah, the judge and the state fucked up pretty good on that one, I think they have tightened those regulations. Not that doing so will stop bad things from happening. Shit happens. Maybe you can ask for a law making it illegal for bad things to happen? Wrong. I have the right to execute someone trespassing in my home. I have the right to defend myself my property and my family. I have the right to end your life when you threaten mine. Yes, the world is full of bleating sheep demanding that the world be made safe for them at any costs. Gun owners think about how these weak tools are threatening our rights all the time. Irresponsible people get punished for their behavior, that's how the system works. Responsible people should not be held accountable for criminal or careless individual acts. Your hypothesis indicates we should stop everyone from driving because some folks drink and drive. We should have a pile of regulations and laws regarding kiddie pools, because some people let their child play in one unattended. We have a crapload of laws concerning drunk driving, do these laws stop drunk driving? Laws only affect those who abide by them.