How to respond to a deranged person with a gun: Only a courageous good person with a gun can stop them. Guns are the gold standard for defense.
Natural wholesome instinct urges us to defend ourselves and loved ones from violent attack. Restricting mentally ill persons from purchasing guns is good, but restrictions and laws don’t end crime. Laws establish consequences; they don’t guarantee criminal compliance. Criminals steal or get black market guns.
Criminals and mentally ill people twist guns’ defensive purpose. Worldwide, politicians recognize guns as good defensively, even ideal. Countries procure guns for their armies. Righteous justifications for using guns to protect are obvious: responding to Hitler’s forcibly conquering Europe, retrieving 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped for unknown slavery. The right of self-defense from criminals with guns requires and completely justifies possession of a gun in the first place.
To legislate the United States disarming militarily invites doom. Why would anyone not trust good citizens and legislate disarming good people? That enables criminals to attack without risk or fear, leaving you helpless to evade them or protect your loved ones.
Civilian means being civil: respectful of good citizens and their rights.