No one has the right to tell me how many I am allowed in my home - IF I am am a safe gun owner.
Well, actually, I think they do since we're talking about a man-made object/invention. Even if you completely ignore any relation to the current debates about safety, it's not something you were born with and thus you don't have a birthright to own one.
Say we all were born with a great big horn stuck out of our foreheads and everyone had to have it amputated because a few people went around jamming people up the ass with them - THAT would suck and you could rightly say that you have a right to keep it. But that's not the case here - human ingenuity gave you that weapon and human conscientiousness can take it away.
Unless you personally know how to (and can) make a gun, that is. That would be the exception but, generally, if you're relying on something that someone else invented then you don't automatically have a "right" to own it.
There seems to be the assumption that those on the anti-gun side of the argument are under the impression that "guns kill people". We all know that it is the mentally disturbed individual on the other end of it that's the problem. We KNOW that.
Kamey, you mentioned that there will always be assaults and violent acts and that's EXACTLY the point - it's about the strength of weapons available to those committing the assault. You can defend yourself against a knife attack (and I learned how, aged 11 in Karate lessons) but there's virtually no hope against a gun.
So if there will ALWAYS be assaults on innocent people, isn't it ethical to at least attempt some form of damage limitation by not making it so one-sided?