"Briefly stated, I think that general gun ownership is a bad idea, from both a “most people are too irresponsible, stupid, or just plain evil to own guns” practical standpoint and because I think placing the safety and freedom of society in the hands of individuals harms us normatively by making collective action more difficult. I do not believe that the Founders intended to protect an individual right to be armed, nor that such a right is not subject to modification by society. While our system must protect minorities against tyrannical majorities, rights are contestable and depend on social agreement, nor [sic] violent assertion of self-proclaimed entitlement."
- R. Stanton Scott
I find it sad how some anti-gunners think so poorly of their fellow Americans. If this is how you view others I guess it's not much of a stretch to support the denial of their rights. There are people whom I find morally reprehensible, but my personal opinion of someone does not justify calling for the violation of their rights.
Maybe we should instead place the freedom & safety of society in the hands of "philosopher-kings" in government. That's worked out really well for individual citizens throughout history....