I live in a state where in the fall there are about 2 million armed people roaming the woods at one time. It is the opening day of Whitetail Deer season. Yes, there have been seasons where there have been a news report of a hunter having an accident, but by and large year after year there are practically no issues even with 2 million people in the woods with guns. Some of those people could possibly be found wearing Second Amendment shirts when they are not hunting as they are in support of being able to possess guns both for hunting and for defense reasons. I do not have a problem with that.
The world certainly is not inherently a safe place. Yes, I see that in society as it grows and people get packed in more closely together that we need to rely on some professional services for things we might normally take care of on our own if we lived in a more rural setting. Today, we can call 911 for help. However, emergency help from the police when some psychopath is chasing you through your house trying to kill you is not going to arrive in time to save you.
If you are strong enough and quick enough, and if the psychopath is not armed with a weapon capable of inflicting lethal harm-and even a kitchen knife is capable of inflicting lethal harm-then you might win if in a physical fight. Who wants to play those odds in a situation like that? I would rather have controlled access to a gun to use to stop the attacker, and I do not want to give up or have taken away my right to be able to do that. I’m okay with people choosing never to own or touch a gun, but I do not want them dictating to me that I cannot own one to use as a last-ditch option to protect myself and my family.