Are you gonna drink that?
For me, it boils down to this: You can't fight against a gun without a gun. I'm not going to take a knife to a gun fight.
Some may feel safer without a gun. They feel the authorities will always be able to protect them. They're entitled to feel that way.
Me? I think I'll stay armed. It's not that I don't believe my government wants me to be safe ... It's just that when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Now, is there more to my belief in the 2nd Amendment guaranteeing my right to bear arms? YEP. A lot more. But we've already rehashed all of that time and time again here. Clearly, the two sides are not about to change each other's minds. Agree to disagree.