You keep going on about the right to defend yourself, no one is saying you don't. People are saying you may have a right to defend yourself, but using a gun to do so shouldn't be a right, but a privilege. Nexxo went over that earlier. Saying that the 'bad guys' will still get guns is also something I find funny. I highly doubt every person who has gone on a rampage similar to this most recent one has connections to the criminal underworld. You shouldn't assume that the people who want to hurt people will always get a gun regardless, that's silly, as someone already mentioned, some of these crimes are crimes of chance.