Wayne LaPierre has been quoted as saying, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
And when that sentence was uttered, all the anti-gunners and gun control proponents went into outrage mode. Their responses to mass shootings and the like is, hate to say this, about the same as feminists saying "Don’t tell me to not get raped. Teach men to not rape." or "I shouldn’t need to defend myself against a rapist. Tell men to not rape instead." You know, that kind of passive attitude that they shouldn’t have to worry about the dangers of the world because other people should make them go away instead.
Except here’s the thing that a lot of gun control proponents won’t admit: they already believe what LaPierre said. They do truly believe that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun, but only so long as the only people labeled "good guys with guns" are the police, because to them, there is no such concept as a "good guy with a gun" being a civilian, and regardless of how much we try to convince them otherwise, they just won’t believe it.