I don't arm myself >.< It's really tricky.
It's like guarding fine china with 4 foot thick walls of steel surrounded by turrets and nuclear bombs.
It's a paradox between protecting ourselves, and cutting ourselves off. The protection is needed, because damn. I would have no fine china left if I didn't >.< But it's so very very sad that the protection keeps so many people from using the delicate china.
I can't think of any way to solve it.
The most I can do is hope that eventually someone is out there that won't make me feel foolish >.<