John UK wrote: Who said anything about not protecting a loved one from attack? The issue is whether guns are the right thing to possess; and it may be that the situation in America is vastly different from over here.
The idea that Jesus telling the disciples to havbe a couple of swords between them going out into the world as it was 2000 years ago. Or the idea that David and Goliath doing battle in the midst of a war - somehow Biblically legislates that nations should arm themselves, against their neighbour, today with automatic assault weapons - is so far from reason and normal rational thinking that it is ludicrous. Never mind lousy exegesis or interpretation.
I'm sure that John UK would agree with me that having lived in the UK for over sixty years, now I don't even remember when I last saw a gun or heard of one being used locally in all my years.
As for having a community arsenal on every street corner like America does? - We Brits know for a fact that is not the way to apply justice in civilised society. In fact arming everybody American style is lynch mob philosophy!! No wonder the school and kindergarten massacres are regular American events.