John Longenecker asks, in his Los Angeles Gun Rights Examiner column How Many Guns are Enough? on February 4, 2010. It's a serious question. Interestingly, what he is talking about is not how many guns an individual may find enough, because the answer to that question is largely unknowable. Rather, what Longenecker is estimating is the number of people actively carrying guns at any time in a community. The answer may surprise you. Longenecker figures that if just 10% of the community were actively carrying guns when in public, that it would be possible for anyone to walk down our streets anywhere, at any time of the day.
Interesting. But go read the whole thing. We might debate the actual numbers, but I think the basic idea is sound.