Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard
Ok tough guy.
You can mock him all you like but the reality is that if the Government tried to confiscate weapons from private citizens they would have a civil war on their hands. Even worse is that it is a civil war they would probably lose. More than 45% of American households have one or more guns. Confiscating them is completely unrealistic.
It is fortunate that the founders were forward thinking enough to put the right to bear arms into the Bill of Rights. Can you say with any certainty that a future American government will not turn against its citizenry? Do you know what the world will look like in 20-50-100 years? Gun ownership was a right granted by the founders for many reasons. First and foremost was to defend against the tyranny of government.