The Harry Potter books are very, very in favour of the private ownership of deadly weapons.
Now before you all think that RM has finally lost his marbles, stop and consider this:
Right from the first book one learns that wizards and witches carry wands. Indeed the whole Hogwarts experience seems designed to teach young magical types how to use these things. Yet as the stories progress we learn that not only do they help with the washing up and doing one's homework, but that wands can and are used to stun, maim and even kill. Yep, that's right: In Harry's world the entire population is permanently packing heat. Even the kids are tooled up.
By the end of the series we have a full scale battle between the baddies and their allies in the corrupt authorities on one side and the citizen's militia on the other. Both sides merrily blasting each other to buggery and back with the wands they have carried since age 11.
I dunno whether this was Ms Rowling's intention, but to my mind, not only does her story encourage scepticism of authority and steafdast resistance to state control; it also supports the notion that an armed citizenry is the last bastion of democracy when all else fails.
Firearms have never been a part of my life, so it is not entirely surprising that I should have missed this, but RM is, of course, quite correct. How can our state tolerate such attitudes? I fear that it will not be long until Ms Rowling is sent to the gulag (after all, with the state of education in this country, she is unlikely to be imprisoned for her awful use of the English language—who in our government would notice)?