Yes, we have better equipment, and a lot more of it, but are lacking in *capability*. Capability does not come from equipment.
A rifleman is more than a man who *owns* a rifle. He has learned how to shoot that thing. He has learned to consistently hit a man-sized target out to 500 yards---with every shot. That is the traditional American "rifleman's quarter mile." And he is more than that. He knows how to act to leave things better than he found them. He knows when to act. We need riflemen.
The problem is not Democrats. The problem is Republicans who lack the intellectual clarity to become libertarians and libertarians who lack the physical discipline to become riflemen. ---Kenneth Royce
Mark my words. 1,000,000 riflemen in America and this problem is solved. 600,000,000 guns will not help us.