You guys need them to protect yourselves against your government some day. Also as seen in australia, there would be much more robberies, home invasions etc because criminals would know that they are the only ones with guns and wouldnt have to be afraid of getting shot when braking in your home.
"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
— C.G. Jung
He has an Arabic last name, but I don't know if he was Muslim; I had a friend in college who was pretty much the quintessential Southern good ol' boy, with the last name of Jamal (his grandfather was a Syrian Christian). My information is out of date, but the large majority of Arab-Americans are Christian (barring enormous numbers of Muslim Arab immigrants over the past few years).
I haven't really been paying too much attention to the story, though, so the suspect's name is all I know about that may indicate his religion.