It's not so black & white. There's a lot of shades of grey.
A 'gun' is only one narrow means of self defense. Carry yourself with serenity and confidence. Keep your eyes and ears open. A gun is a last resort...
Enjoy life without a gun. Let guns serve you; don't serve the gun!
As a Doberman I have learned that the mystery of the universe is in my phantom tail. If I chase it - I will just run myself in circles...and gnaw myself silly. If I stick to my course and go forward...and let the phantom tail follow me...I will find it! Dog spelled backwards is God. I have spoken.