Do not overlook that the people who want to control our right to keep and bear arms so that we might protect ourselves from a large and oppressive government like that from which we had just won our liberty are the same people who are constantly pushing for an ever larger government with ever increasing control in our lives. No, I am not a rabid conspiracy theorist saying that is why they do it. They do it because they because they believe in the benevolence of government, at least for them. They do not fear its power. To them I say; read world history and never grant the government authority you would not want it to have when the opposition is in power.