It is safer becuase people like me are armed.
Michael Parker

Actually it’s not necessarily true. Countries with stricter gun laws are safer. From the linked article below:

“The United States, with less than 5 percent of the world’s population, has about 35-50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns, according to a 2007 report by the Switzerland-based Small Arms Survey. It ranks number one in firearms per capita. The United States also has the highest homicide-by-firearm rate among the world’s most developed nations.” (bolding mine)