They need to own a gun to protect their family from a home invasion. They need a gun to protect themselves from a methhead robbery while they are walking down the street. They need to protect themselves and their family if there is a riot, looting, civil unrest. It's better to have a gun and never need it than to need it and not have one.
And I'm not even talking about those things that happen every few hundred years to a country where a gun is definately needed. That's why people insist on exercising their right to own a gun.
Ah yes, because we in the non-gun countries have those problems much worse than those in pro-gun countries don't we.
If there is such a problem with methhead robbery, put more police out, simple. If there is a crime problem in the UK, they put more patrols out.
When was the last time I faced rioting, looting or civil unrest to the point the police/army lost control and I required a gun???