Does the Queen still have subjects?
What are the stabbing/blunt force trauma incidents numbers compared to the gun fire incidents? Is one method of deadly criminal assualt more acceptable than another?
The right to self defense can be seen in the animal kingdom as natural and innate. When one creature is threatened by another creature (of its species or another) it becomes defensive, that is self preservation, self defense. It is instinctual.
Now animals can only use the tools that nature's Creator provided them. Human beings are blessed with the ability to develop tools for specific tasks. Tools can make one equal to a task, Grandma with the correct attitude/mindset can be a match for a six-foot-five-inch thug with a nasty-deed mindset if she is armed.
You are responsible for your safety and I for mine. If you were to abstain from a particular tool or strategy or decide that you would not defend yourself altogether I would applaud your choice as your personal right. You wouldn't jump off a building or walk in certain neighborhoods at particular times because these acts would not be in your best interest. Conversely, being prepared for self defense is personally beneficial when confronted by a threat.
Why does the UN (an entity without an electorate, tax base, armed forces, embassies etc.) want to reach into a sovereign America and take away an innate, natural and pre-existing Constitutional right from an American exercising that right in America? How does an American exercising any right (free speech/religion/anti-self-incrimination, etc) threaten the UN?
Truly curious. What are your rights and what is(are) the source(s) of your rights? Mine can be found in Nature and in the U.S. Federal and State Constitutions.