Citizens have a natural right to defend themselves, and the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment was originally intended to protect that right. Specifically, individuals have a right to own & carry guns, and such rights are intended to include personal protection in addition to recreational purposes. As gun control, individuals buying guns should be a minimum 18+ years of age and should not be a convicted felon.
Given the multitude of mass shootings this past year and the tragic loss of life that resulted from these, I believe that having more armed citizens would help protect crowds from these mass murderers. Though the police and armed forces are essential for maintaining order in certain situations, we can’t depend on them to be present at any given time.