The Bible clearly states that "Thou shalt not murder", not "Thou shalt not kill".
1. Law. the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime, as robbery or arson (first-degree murder), and murder by intent but without deliberation or premeditation (second-degree murder).
I carry concealed daily, legally. God has given me a wonderful wife and two wonderful sons. I am their protector, and provider. So it is my duty to protect them from harm, and to protect myself from harm in order to keep my wife from being a widow, and my sons from being fatherless. This is a responsibility I gladly excepted when I said "I Do" in June 1992 before God, family, and friends.
Life is precious. I pray that I never have to take one, even if it is justifiable homicide. But if the ASSAILANT CHOOSES to cross that line, then so be it. It was THEIR decision. And if God deems that it is my time, then I will not be fast enough, or shoot straight enough....
Also, look at history. Look at the millions of people murdered at the hands of their own governments last century: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Tung, etc..... Look at what is happening to Christians in the Sudan, Rwanda, etc... Do you know what they all have in common? They were all DISARMED prior to the genocide beginning.
Watch the movie "Tears of the Sun", and you will see what happens to unarmed Christians when the Muslims do have guns. It is NOT a pretty picture.
No Jesus, No Peace. Know Jesus, Know Peace.
My Hero DID walk on water!
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Matt 10:34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.