Yes, Bonnie, you have the right to avail yourself of the right of self protection or not [Outpost, March 7]. But remember, the law enforcement cannot keep you safe nor are they chartered to do so. Most of the police response is after the fact of a crime committed.
Remember also that a disarmed populace leads to a draconian government where everybody but law-abiding citizens has fire arms.
Check out the mess in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia and you will see the results of gun registration/confiscation.