I was indeed speaking literally about gun control. Sometimes a nation must be defended against forces within as well as without, and the framers of the Constitution were wise enough to realize that an armed citizenry is the best guarantee of rule by law rather than by man. Although the powers that be refuse to admit it, those communities in the United States with the strictest gun control laws also have the highest crime rates, while violent crime is down in Florida and other states which have adopted "right to carry" legislation. The criminals are not going to be good little boys and turn in their weapons. Who are they going to prey on, a defenseless victim, or a person who may well be able to protect himself? Don't break into my home; they'll carry you out.