Not that youd see it in your media. The BBC is a joke. But, believe it or not. Most of people in the Texas school that got shot up, including the students, were all still very much pro gun. And a huge number of the people in the florida shootings are still very pro gun. You dont see it, because those in the news dont want you to see it. They have a narrative.Until one of your kids goes to school and is shot.
As for not being able to defend yourself, sure, according to the BBC I'm sure that's what you believe. Back in reality, there are huge numbers of people fully defending themselves, particularly in regions where cops would take 30 minutes or more to respond, that's important.
There are endless such occasions where competent gun owners dissuade and/or otherwise succeed at removing the threat of home invaders. That some are unable shouldn't stop those that are. Governance by lowest common denominator is just s slippery slope to communism IMO. YMMV.