Editor: The anti gun people wind up contradicting their argument by leaving people helpless against an attacker. They need to switch a side of their argument if they want any chance of success. They need to allow a potential victim a means to defend himself or herself.
They should push hard for legislation to allow ALL people to carry Mace anywhere they may go. Even teenagers could be qualified. There is a slang word for a gun; it’s called an “Equalizer”. Mace could fill the void between guns and helplessness and become the new Equalizer.
Misuse or abuse of Mace? Better then death, and the victim lives to ID the abuser. Abuse would be minimal when the aggressor knows the tables could turn.
The bottom line would be that gun sales would drop, Mace sales would skyrocket and deaths would diminish.