Gun control laws in the US were initially used against blacks, after the end of slavery, to keep them unarmed and thus incapable of self-defense from the (Democratic) KKK.
We know this because the laws were conveniently referred to as “the Black Codes.”
Now tell them how the City…has neither the legal obligation nor the capability to protect them, and how your police will not arrive in most life-and-death situations in time to do anything but tape off the crime scene, cover the body and take a report.
Then make sure you tell them that you don’t credit them with having the judgement or maturity to be entrusted with the means of personal defense, in spite of landmark peer-reviewed studies from Florida State University and the University of Chicago that conclusively demonstrate the crime-deterring, life- saving value of guns in private, law-abiding hands.
I suspect you won’t tell them any of this. And, because of the unique privileges and stature that you enjoy in your position, this is especially contemptible.