One of the founding fathers (I think it was George Washington) said that the primary reason for the Second Amendment was to insure that the people retain the ability to defend themselves against those who would impose tyranny upon them, including their own government. Considering the 100+ million people who have been murdered by their own governments following imposition of gun control laws since 1900, I consider that a pretty compelling reason. Please feel free to watch the video series put together by the JPFO and Dr Ignacio Piazza on YouTube. For even more information about gun rights world wide ( BTW US does NOT have the most free gun control laws in the world.) Please attend a Gun Rights Policy Conference held by the 2nd Amndmnt Fndtn.