In 1690 an Englishman was basically the freest individual on the face of planet Earth. They came up with the blasphemous notion that a mere mortal monarch could actually have their sovereign powers limited and controlled. They decided that free and fair elections for parliament be enshrined such that the will of the people might be respected. And they understood that without the ability to defend your home or your castle the whole concept of freedom was a farce.
This requires wisdom and perspective. The Englishman we see today, in the guise of Piers Morgan, is far, far removed from our post Bill of Rights man [see here]. Please don’t equate PM’s anti-gun rants with caring for the individual; both him and the country he left no longer understand the fundamentals of actual freedom.