Perhaps, that is because it was not an argument… sorry to be so subtle. The post I was referring to was to countries (or a country) without guns. And the implication was that all would be peace and joy and love one another and warm fuzzies and hugs all around.
Humans kill. Guns can be misused by humans.
So can trucks, so can knives, and explosives, and gasoline used to start a building on fire… The ability to kill others, and in particular bunched of them at a time, is subject only to the imagination of the killer(s).
In a study that was prompted by the liberals, it was estimated that approximately 2,000,000 times a year a weapon is used to defend from criminals.
Both of my brothers and a friend of mine carry. One of my brothers was in the downtown, allegedly safe area of Portland with his wife. Two characters approached them, in a confrontational, unfriendly manner. My brother moved his coat back in order to draw - he never cleared leather - and the two immediately made an about face and relocated elsewhere rapidly. Being robbed in downtown Portland was not part of my brother’s wish list.
My friend was in a dark industrial area in a city in California when he was approached by someone who appeared to be intent on stopping him. He made the same motion - clearing his jacket in order to draw - and the other individual literally ran away.
And neither of those are arguments either.
And both were morally justified,