Switzerland was not invaded by the Nazi in the Second World War. Why ? Part of the reason was that the citizens were well-armed. (Its citizen may keep the rifle after Military Service.)
America is another country that has not been invaded (since its breaking off from Britain). Why ? Imagine yourself being a king and wish to invade USA, what prospect would you face when you invade USA ? (Note : American Constitution allows its citizen to keep and bear arms.)
But many people wish to see guns banned, and they are not a few. Why ? Imagine yourself facing a man with a gun, and he threatens to rape you ? to rob you ? to shoot you just for fun ? to take your life at his pleasure ?
The failure of the legal system (which originated from the Romans) is the main cause for people's objection to gun ownership.
"He who kills a man shall be put to death. He who kills a beast shall make it good, life for life. When a man causes a disfigurement in his neighbour, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has disfigured a man, he shall be disfigured. He who kills a beast shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death. You shall have one law for the sojourner and for the native; ... "
(Note : taking vengeance with our own hand also breaks LORD's Laws. Only after an open trial attended by the public could such punishment be carried out. No taking Law into one's own hand.)
Imagine where LORD's Law is strictly carried out : if one shoots another through the spinal cord so that he is paralyzed for life, his spinal cord will be surgically cut so that he too has to suffer such pain for the rest of his life. If one shoots another so that he loses a leg, his leg will also be surgically removed. If he kills, he will be put to death.
No so with the present day legal system, a murderer, a rapist, a torturer, ... may receive only a few years of imprisonment and then released !
Only when people agree to the justice of LORD's Laws, and wish to replace the present Roman legal system with that of LORD's legal system, would we see people's objection to gun ownership ceased.
Wu Siu Yan
20th October, 2001