Yes you can rely on others to protect you, that's what the police are for
Are you saying the police failed these dead children?
Police can't be everywhere all the time.
Russia is not a perfect country but it's major cities have less crime than most European capitals. And Kazan is certainly a very safe city. Or was.
This is not crime in the general sense... this was not a robbery gone wrong... this was a deranged person... this is more about mental illness that criminals.
Guns are by law required to be locked up in a gun cabinet with the ammunition stored separately. What are the chances that you'll get everything primed if you wake up and someone is raiding your home anyway?
When a criminal has broken into your house, are you not allow to defend yourself?
If someone is breaking into your house to steal your property and do harm to you or your family... a gun owner has a responsibility to prevent their firearms falling into criminal hands.
Police do not respond instantly and in like 90 percent of cases they arrive far too late.
In the US if you are black they are just as likely to shoot you as help you it seems.
Russia has plenty of crime all nations do, I am not very sure about that places gun laws so I will not comment on that.
Laws don't stop run amok killers... they existed before the invention of the firearm and will continue to do what they do after firearms are all banned.
We just had a nut case here near where I live who stabbed multiple people in a supermarket...
Russian gun laws are fine
Restrictions on firearms wont solve anything.
The Aussie dickhead here who killed 51 people planned his attack over a 2 year period... he could have made a gun in that time... some of the most effective guns are shotguns and sub machine guns... the latter are just sheet metal and could be made in a high school metal work machine shop.
Take away guns and they will just find alternatives... poison, fire, explosives.... even just driving a truck or bus on the foot path in most major cities during busy times of day... go to the biggest high rise in a city and use a nail gun to seal all the fire escapes and then set fire to it...
The real core is to demonise the perpetrators or give them no publicity at all.