Why? You say you are a Christian? Christ said if you didn't have sword to sell your coat to get one. Better to be cold than unarmed.
All I've ever needed is one shot for one target. I like single action revolvers as they make you take aim carefully and save ammo. I had an uncle who was a vet of WW2 that took me out when I was 12 and taught me the basics of both safety and accuracy with a .22. I graduated to heavier arms after that.
You should hear stories I've heard from men involved in both WW2 and Korea. Both were fought under Democrats. Many committed what they call "War Crimes". Fear and pressure can make many do things they rue afterward Makes little difference if any what crooked pol is in charge at the time.
Bible speaks of an age of responsibility. Just like our own laws. Quit listening to idiots and read the Book yourself with Strong's Concordance's help. King James translation has many mistakes and even a book that doesn't belong, Esther. It wasn't even known until about 800AD and the names are the names of Satanic sex "gods". "Esther" Astarte. The name of God isn't mentioned once in it.
But, think of all that beautiful money that goes to the military industrial complex. Also all the usury that goes to banksters that create credit and money from thin air to finance endless war. You just don't understand.
Business runs government. The shylocks through the "Fed" have the most influence and have since the founding of this country. Yes, I know, the "Fed" came into being in 1913 but they operated the same racket from day one here. Look up, "Bank Of The United States" and Alexander "Hamilton."
Everyone has some problems but not with 94% of what they do. My job years ago entailed going into many secure places. I was never really vetted well. I believe I could get into most places today if I really wanted to and take many verboten items in with me.
There are already, "sweeping regulations" to stop the wrong people from having guns. They still get them any number of ways. If I wanted an illegal weapon I could even make one myself. It doesn't have top be a fire arm either. " The guilty flee when none pursue." Our pols are guilty of many crimes and they are fearful of an armed citizenry.