You know, one thing that I find really hard to understand. How do guns increase the feeling of security? For me it is opposite. If I had a gun, and could legally take it with me anywhere, I wouldn't dare to do so. I've been to a couple of fights before and some nasty situations, but as I think those situations through, I don't see how the gun would have helped me. In fact, I see it quite probable that I would be dead if I had had a gun with me. The situations were always close encounters, and even if I had the time to take the gun out, then what? I wouldn't have the guts to shoot anyone, so they would have taken the gun from me and shot me... I can see some point in having a gun in the house, but still, I would rather not have it, since there's always the risk of something happening. Someone will get too drunk and steal the key to the locker, or something. Hell, I might even go shoot something for fun myself.
This is not to say I am totally against guns. They have plenty of hunting rifles here and they actually save lifes because the moose population has to stay down or people will die as the animals get into the traffic. But, I don't see the point in making your life safer by bringing a deadly weapon in it.