The Supreme Court basically told us that Americans have a right to own a handgun. How exactly does handgun ownership makes an individual and his/her property safer? This is simply the equivalent of a child covering him/herself with a bedsheet to ward off the evil monsters. Any burglar with a 1/4 brain will rob your house while you are not there. If a burglar does break in he might bring his own firearm and maybe a friend in case of trouble. No. Your handgun will not hit that F-22 flying 20,000ft above you when you decide to rebel against the Government. Yes, you might be able to fend off a criminal on the street but chances are said criminal will come from behind you. Wouldn't a higher supply of legal guns create a higher supply of illegal guns? Finally, I can only imagine the following scenario: "S***! Some students came in today with guns and started shooting people" "Alright, enyone outside this classroom is fair target." Please enlightment me, how does gun ownership make a person safer? Jordan Joab.