Because we would be helpless against the state. Could you imagine police and military having access to all the guns in the world, but the general population would be denied them? That's a perfect recipe for tyranny.
In a perfect world there would be no such thing as guns. But if they are accessible for some, they should be accessible for all.
And it's got to be one of the first reasons other countries don't try to invade us. Every block's gotta Glock!
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