When the Constitution was written, it would have taken half a day to shoot 50 people. I can't imagine the people writing that document ever imagined the impact it would have on the future.
All that being said, this is the price we pay for technological advancement. Everything becomes more efficient, even killing.
I don't subscribe to the notion that if everyone was carrying guns, the world would be a safer place. There's a reason the wild west was wild, and it wasn't just injuns gassed up on firewater. People are stupid and make bad decisions. Increasing the amount of those people that carry guns won't make the world a better place.
It's not all crystal clear for me. I support the right to own guns. I own guns. But I can't help but examine those beliefs when you recognize the amount of firepower any person has within reach these days, and see the harm that can be done.
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.