I, for one, am very happy that I live in a society where guns aren't as prevalent as in the US. Four years ago, two burglars broke into my house while I was in my bedroom. One of them came into my bedroom and saw me. He ran. That's what you're average burglar is going to do. They're not interested in hurting someone, they just want to get in and out as quickly as possible. He didn't have a gun, as there was no need. He wasn't going to get shot by a homeowner "protecting his property" (since when has property been more valuable than anyone's life?). What if the same had happened in a country where a significant proportion of people owned guns? Does it not make it more likely that the burglars would be armed? Would I be here today if that incident had happened to me in the States?