It is difficult for me to imagine how one could defend oneself without a firearm in a situation so dangerous that even the Police cannot help you. But I do doubt whether even a firearm could have saved poor Denny from his horrific injuries. Perhaps what LA needed was a respected, credible Petey Greene figure, to soothe the angry and dispossessed in such troubled times.
Back in modern-day Arizona, it seems unlikely that any community leader could have protected Gabrielle Giffords against a loon with an extended clip (although perhaps a little less anti-Democrat "rhetoric" might have helped). Would an armed bodyguard have saved Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords?
If Congress representatives have to have bodyguards, then they may also need to wear stab-proof vests. In the UK, one poor MP was stabbed by a nutter who reportedly read on the internet that every Member of Parliament supporting the war in Iraq should be killed. How do you avoid a lunatic like that? It is the role of elected representatives to interact with the electorate. Bullet-proof glass and stab vests don't exactly build trust. And with so little faith in manifestos these days, trust is the big clincher in elections.
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*No part of the Bill of Rights has been amended but several states have chosen instead to reject the second amendment. Some amendments not forming the Bill of Rights have been amended: Amendment XVIII (18): Prohibition of liquor was repealed in 1933 - yep, that one was definitely important enough for a rethink!