My right to have a weapon, gun, knife, broadsword, or wit, does not come from the government, it comes from God. The government is forbidden from tempering that right, and for decades, the people of the US have wrongfully allowed it to do so. The purpose of an armed citizenry is not to hunt or go sport shooting. It is protection. Protection from the government, protection from those who would do us harm, protection from foreign invaders. It has often been said that we no longer need to protect ourselves, the government, in the form of police, National Guard, Armed forces, and the myriad of government agencies will protect us. Events such as Sandy Hook prove all too well that they cannot be there to always protect us.