You Americans are nucking futs. I am SOOO glad I'm in Canada. A couple of years ago, someone broke into my workplace while I was on shift (I work nights and the office is in a renovated old house), around 4am. He popped the window open and stepped inside. Being Canadian (we're polite) I said "Hi." He looked at me, mumbled "Sorry, wrong house," and left.
If either of us had had a gun at the time, someone would be dead or severely injured. As it was, I called 911, the cops did a report, and they caught him an hour later. When the cop asked if I was "traumatised" I laughed in his face. I'm sure things would have been A LOT different if there had been guns involved.
We have coyotes and bears here, too. Guess what? Keep the garbage locked up away from the house. No guns required. We have home invaders here, too. Guess what? Your overpriced shiny crap isn't worth dying for, be it yourselves or the person breaking in. No guns required. See a theme here?
We're pragmatic about guns as a consumer good, and we treat them appropriately. We also tax the ever-loving snot out of them. The part of the Second Amendment everyone seems to forget is the "well-regulated" part. And that it was written in mind to have private citizens as a sort of reserve army (as they have in, say Israel) in case the British came back. Guess what? The British haven't been a threat for the last 200 years. STILL no guns required.