Defending self fundamental right
It is why these laws exist, they allow a prosecutor to avoid charges of manslaughter when victims of home invasion, assault or rape defend themselves with lethal force.
The ability to defend oneself from attack is a fundamental human right, if you give up that right or it is taken away, you might as well hang a sign around your neck that says "slave."
I also think having an 11x7 color picture of a gun, with a purposely inflammatory headline above the fold is a waste of space. If you're going to have pictures in the Viewpoints section, stick to editorial cartoons, at least it's relevant.