One of the interesting things about this is that it personalizes the right to self-defense. A lot of arguments that get made are statistics-based, which are convincing for a lot of people, well, hopefully, but also just won’t sway people with an emotional prejudice.
There are many stories out there that people can connect to, and see a part of themselves in them. We could use a little more of that.
Not that there’s anything wrong with statistics, although I will say that they’re probably some of the easiest things to divert away from. Personal stories are similar in that regard.
It’s important to bolster the argument in three ways: personal, statistical and of course, moral; the argument that it is a fundamental right and that any restrictions are violations of those rights.