As a Canadian, who has never touched a gun let alone owned or fired one, I disagree. I feel that every citizen of the United States should be issued a handgun, regardless of age, criminal background or mental capacity. After all, if you are not fit to defend yourself against someone armed with a Glock, even though you have a Glock of your own, then perhaps the US isn't the country for you and you should move somewhere else. Then the controversy over Second Amendment rights would disappear. As an added bonus, you would save lots of money on prisons and police forces - local vigilantes would maintain law and order - and unemployment rates would improve as there would be fewer people competing for jobs. I could also see children marking their kills on the sides of their lunch buckets, and future presidential candidates boasting about how many times they successfully defended themselves against would-be assassins. I'm sure the gun manufacturers and NRA would be fully on-board with this idea. How about it, America? Here's your chance to be that "shining beacon of light" to the rest of the world that I'm always hearing about!