I wish the likes of Bloomberg would say. Police: 77-year-old Missoula homeowner shoots 22-year-old intruder – Seymour Tribune.
Sgt. Jake Rosling says the homeowner called police afterward. When police arrived they found the 22-year-old Missoula man with a gunshot wound to the torso.
Without some means to equalize threats – plainly, without firearms – the small would be at the mercy of the large, the old and infirm would be at the mercy of the young and violent. That doesn’t sound too civilized to me.