I think we're kind of in agreement mimartin. I place others' lives above my own, and would rather defend them than worry about myself. Perhaps it's me projecting my own mentality on others that makes me feel that allowing people to carry is acceptable. Besides, from what I understand, if you are shooting at a bad guy and miss and kill someone else, you're still liable for that as 1)reckless endangerment, 2) second degree Manslaughter, 3) possibly murder.
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson