ironic, isn't it? But, again, when violence is seen as an option, it too easily becomes the option of choice. And if there is a firearm available, it will be the option of choice for the violence.
In many ways, it reminds me of Hosea, in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. The Israelites went to Baal in hopes of fertility—and they got infertility. Only God can give fertility. The same is true for firearms—only God can give true security.