Accidents and negligence happen...but usually in the home or to the individual. I see no danger to the public from law-abiding gun owners and carriers and there seems to be little actual harm to based any other view on.
edit: ok sorry. I can think of a couple. The moron who shot the guy texting in the movie theater and Dunn who imagined danger and killed the kid at the gas station. I stand corrected. However I've seen 'very few' things reported where a person carrying a firearm used such incredibly bad judgement. Road rage is another gray area but IMO, there are usually 2 people complicit there.
All criminals are law-abiding citizens until they commit a crime. The nutters and losers that do the spree shootings are almost ALL mentallly ill people. That is where more attention should be paid.
However the crimes committed rates of people with cc permits is very very low. The one for FL is pretty regularly posted, something like a few million permit carriers and 167 convicted of crimes.
"The very purpose of the Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote they depend on the outcome of no elections." -- West Virginia State Bd. of Ed. v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624, 638 (1943)
We gotta deal? (As if any same person would trust that you statist, collectivist, neo-fascist authoritarians could ever come to respect the rights of citizens)
I already have a license to own a gun; it's called a birth certificate.
Of course not. That comes down to economics and that can be disrupted in many devastating ways without firearms. The firearms are more relevant to the protection/self-defense of those employing other methods to fight that tyranny (as I said, by economic means.)
I'd elaborate but prefer not. Many strategies have been presented in fiction and non-fiction for doing enough damage to the country's economy to force change...major and minor.
enabling the people to organize a militia system.
participating in law enforcement;
deterring tyrannical government;
suppressing insurrection, allegedly including slave revolts;
facilitating a natural right of self-defense.
Sorry to have been irrelevant.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy