Christopher000 wrote: I truly believe that every single person would defend themselves and their familys, etc, should they face a situation that called for them to raise their weapon
The problem with that position or belief is that you are cutting God out of the process.
What you are saying is that the event you expect of an attack by some criminal is definitely going to happen regardless of God.
But the point is that if you trust in God for your life then HE is not going to allow the event in the first place.
Thus there is no reason for you to be armed in the first place. Trust in God not to save you through being armed and ready for some obscure event in the future, and win the shoot-out. - But instead trust in God for your entire life "in HIS hands" at all times now and in the future HE provides for you.
SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD: "This simply refers to the fact that all things are under His rule and control, and that nothing happens in this Universe without His direction or permission. He is a God Who works, not just some things, but all things after the counsel of His own will (see Eph. 1:11). God's purpose is all- inclusive and is never thwarted (see Isa. 46:11). Nothing Takes Him by Surprise" (monergism.com)