Doug, those are good points. I understand the point of the amendment, and fully agree that it DOES in fact grant an individual right to bear arms. But I weigh that against what our gun owning society has become. And I look at other societies with more restrictive gun laws and, in those which are free, like Canada, Britain, France, Belgium, I see a very negligible chance that their militaries will take over the Government. And their murder rate, contrary to the position that laws won't keep murders from happening, are much lower than ours. Either the laws work, or we are a singularly f'd up country.