Sure, but only to a point. Otherwise we'd ban guns, cars that go over 75 mph, booze, tobacco, etc.
Freedom has risk associated with it. That's kind of a underpinning of conservatism and America really. There is a reason the right has screamed bloody murder about the "Nanny State" and it's evils for so long and so effectively. Now they're like "yeah we should totally be a Nanny State and hide under our beds out of fear of something less dangerous than being struck by lightning."
It's a bullshit card to play. The old adage that "Freedom isn't free" isn't just about soldiers fighting overseas. It's about the risks inherent in living in a free society: sometimes people will take advantage of that freedom to do bad things. Like shoot up a preschool or drive drunk, plow into your SUV and kill your whole family. The conservative position is that, while those things are indeed horrible, they're the price we pay for our freedoms, because to prevent them is to bind us into slavery to the state and our own fears.