"You already live in that world. The only question left is if every sane and law abiding citizen should also be able to get a gun to protect themselves."
Maybe you do.
We all do. Some of us just can't afford to live in gated communities and don't appreciate requiring lazy, armed, undereducated state employees to protect us when seconds count.
You are free to NOT exercise your basic rights. I'll do whatever the hell I want, thank you.
If you live in so much fear you feel the need to protect yourself with a gun you may want to consider moving to a more civilized part of the world.
Some of us don't have your bank account there guy. We have to live where we can afford to live. For me, that's out in the country where it takes the cops 45 minutes to arrive. No.... if something is a clear threat to myself or my family out where I live, I'm putting holes in it.
To many people guns are things you see on television, or occasionally carried by specially trained armed response police.
Yeah, and those people are completely dependent and unable to care for themselves should funding dry up. They are also powerless to defend themselves should the system turn on them. Out where I am, the nearest police station is quite literally a half hour drive and they have like 3 cops. And oh yeah.... to get a concealed weapons permit here you have to..... GET FIREARMS TRAINING.
Sometimes you have to grow a sack and stop depending on the system to protect you and your assets. I am not giving up my rights no matter how much you or your kind would like me to. Ever. It's not a privilege. It's a right. And it was set up that way for a reason.