Those who are pro having guns, had the argument that people should be allowed to have guns as protection, even against the state.
The right to keep and bear arms in the United States is a fundamental right protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, and by the constitutions of most U.S. states. The Second Amendment declares:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Those against, have said that in today’s world, it is rather silly to suggest that any modern government would ever switch to a police-state, and as such, it is silly to have guns.
Yet in 2020, within weeks of a virus, that seems no more deadly than the flu, we have almost every country turned into a police-state.
We are told that it is for our own good. The USSR told people the same thing.
In the UK police are now stopping people and asking them what they are up to, and giving out fines and arrests, should the police judge (as the police now seem to have been given the rights to judge people) if you are guilty or not.
After this panic is over, and if things go back to normal (I say if, as one wonders if governments will wish to give up these new police-state powers), will people become more pro gun, even in countries that do not have the legal right to carry a gun.
But as I say, will governments give up these powers. One suspects many will hold on, or only reduce slightly, informing us that it is for our own good.