Obviously NO, what you are describing is paranoia.
ANYONE who wants a gun for "self defence" should never be allowed one. They have shown the are frightened, and frightened people do stupid things, they have also shown a willingness to kill another person.
I wonder how many acts of "self defence" are by people deliberately putting themselves into situations where they can 'legally' kill someone.
2012 NZ had a murder rate of 0.9 per 100,000 people, the USA is 4.7 per 100,000 , i.e. over 5 times higher
or how about the rates for violent crime, rape, Aggravated assault in the year 2000 USA vs NZ
Guns have NOT solved any problems in the USA, it just creates MORE dead Americans
How about this one too
Since the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, CT, there have been at least 94 school shootings in America — an average of nearly one a week
You would also think that with the significantly more punitive "justice" system in the USA that if that actually worked, crime would be lower than NZ.
OMG!!! the old get gun turn into a cold blooded killer argument.....seriously you come to the argument with baseless left wing liberal anti gun rubbish like that ?
QUOTE "ANYONE who wants a gun for "self defence" should never be allowed one"
What do the police use them for then ? why are their needs to effective self defence any less than anyone else ?
Again im not arguing that USA doesnt have a gun problem, im simply saying that a select few people willing to do proper training and vetting should be allowed to CCW and that would not create the issue you speak of in a free for all 2nd amendment model.
Again for the record, im not saying guns only, im saying training and making sure the right people have them as well. (not necessarily just police).
I think you need to chill a bit. Your aggression does not assist your position, in fact the opposite.