If all of the hostages in a the mall in Kenya were armed, they could have fought back against the terrorists. Citizens should be able to protect themselves. The world is becoming more dangerous with the spread of terrorism. By arming normal citizens, everyone will be able to fight back and everyone will be safer.
Than to be a sitting duck for when situations like this arise. Perhaps instead of crying for more gun control in the wake of tragedy, we should consider that an armed society is a polite society. It makes more sense to keep the criminals, psychotics and terrorists at bay with the knowledge that their targets might put up a fight.
Self defense is a basic human right - its time government recognized that and allowed us the tools and ability to not be victims.