CNN PRODUCER NOTE iReporter Wes50 from Pretoria in South Africa was horrified by the news from the U.S. of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. His own wife was caught up in a terrifying armed robbery five years ago, and the experience convinced him that the answer to such crimes is arming responsible citizens so they can defend themselves. "I carry a gun, I live with a gun -- I don't want to but I have to, not doing so is stupid," he said. "Gun control won't stop crazy men from murdering people in schools [but] if I was a teacher at that school and I was carrying a weapon, that guy would have been dead."
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer