Re: "Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all"
If you choose not to own a firearm that is your right. If someone breaks into your house at night and threatens you with a butcher knife, you can try your best by attempting to wrestle him to the ground. I prefer to grab my 12 gauge and blow his head off. I am not telling you don't have a right to your way, so don't tell me I don't have a right to my way.