Not quite right. Criminals don't always use handguns. Many of them are very opportunistic. Knives, axes, baseball bats, coffee pot. I've seen them all used as weapons. If you wanna take on a guy charging you with a baseball bat in one hand and a knife in the other while you use your coffee pot to defend yourself then go right ahead. The right to keep and own firearms goes much past the premise of self defense. I give just as much weight to the rights of freedom and liberty from a tyrannical government.