The issue about private ownership of guns really comes down to one question: do you want to be prey or not? Listen to this alarming 911 call where a woman is attacked in her home, then tell me private citizens shouldn't own firearms.....
But for the gun this woman had, she would likely be dead. Numerous run-ins with this guy and complaints to police resulted in no action taken on her behalf. She finally realized that her safety was her responsibility alone.
Journalists, politicians, and celebrities are the most strident voices for gun control, even confiscation, yet they all hypocritically protect themselves with guns, or men with guns.
Don't be a willing victim, protect yourself.