Gun Control is not pro-life, and I am appalled that you would take that position. I know many Catholics that do not agree with this position and would be offended that you claim to speak for them. It drives a wedge between the church and its members. I am not Catholic, but the Catholic church is not alone in their position.
We must protect the lives of the most innocent among us even after they emerge from the womb. Children are still precious and valuable after they are born. Their lives retain value as they grow into teenagers and then finally adults. The life of each one of God’s children is worth protecting with whatever force is necessary. Yes, including deadly force against another.
When Jesus rebuked Peter for lashing out at the soldier, He did not tell him to cast off his sword. He told him to put it back in its place. Holster it, in other words. “He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.” is not about the sword. It is about a life of violence. Having the sword at the ready as an answer to violence is not the same thing. Those of us that make the decision to carry a gun are not ‘living by the sword.’ That would be counter to His instructions to sell your cloak and buy a sword just prior to this event. Jesus did not want Peter to use his sword in anger or vengeance. The Bible is very specific on justifiable violence. Protection of life one’s own life or the lives of their family is justified*. Up to and including deadly force. However, vengeance is Mine sayeth the Lord. Jesus was going willfully with the soldiers. Peter’s act was out of anger, not protection, hence the rebuke.
I carry a gun because life is precious. All life, not just that of the unborn.