Just being devils advocate since the gun debate is hot; But why dont they allow guns in prisons? Prisons are gun-free zones, and among the most dangerous places in the country. So, if we gave every prisoner a gun, would they not be safer from each other? Would violence not go down? And I can see not giving everyone a gun, based on mental status and crime type they are in for. So, why wont the prisons give guns to all non-violent offenders and those who have committed petty crimes and have short sentences? They'd be safer, and the prisons would be much safer. Right?