The Myth of "Good Guys With Guns"
It's sort of like the guy who walks up to a grizzly and shoots it with a pocket .22 to see what will happen. It draws attention to the shooter, and annoys the bear, with unfortunate results all around.
It is also an unfortunate truth that an untrained handgun owner is more likely to be shot by his own gun, either by accident or on purpose, than he(she) is to use it successfully in self-defense. Furthermore a casual owner is more likely to leave a gun unsecured which results in theft, accidents with children, etc.
John Elder Robison
John Elder Robison is an autistic adult and advocate for people with neurological differences. He's the author of Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, Raising Cubby, and Switched On. He serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Dept of Health and Human Services and many other autism-related boards. He's co-founder of the TCS Auto Program (A school for teens with developmental challenges) and he’s the Neurodiversity Scholar in Residence at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and a visiting professor of practice at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.