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All of the idiots participating in the gun debate are working from an incomplete picture:
Righties want everyone to have the right to be armed.
They also want everyone to be moral, upright, and disciplined.
Lefties want everyone to be disarmed.
They also want everyone to be amoral, irresponsible, and helpless.
When you look at the whole picture, either worldview is equally sensible.
The world could function with people being armed, benevolent, and competent, as in the Rightie scenario. The world could function with people being disarmed, infantile and protected, as in the Leftie scenario.
Except of course for those little problems of implementation:
The Rightie view won't work because relatively few people are moral, upright, and disciplined. The Leftie view won't work because you can only keep guns away from good people, bad people will always be able to have them.