Since you want the freedom to do what you think is right, then you need the right to protect yourself
from others whenever they want to make you do something you don't choose freely.
Freedom means having the right to choose as you
wish, so long as this doesn't impinge on the right of another to do as he or she
wishes. My right to swing my arms stops at a distance from the end of your nose. To choose to be individually responsible and carry a gun is one of the best ways you can ensure your freedom.
This doesn't mean you must carry a gun,
it only means you don't stop other people from protecting themselves as they see fit. But when you advocate gun control, you're saying your way is right and any other way is wrong. You're being prescriptive, yet all successful managers are clear that this is an ineffective no-no.
Beware of the law of unintended consequences, no matter how persuasive their words, the politicians running the government may not have your well-being as their number one priority!