The Left simply does not acknowledge that the right to keep and bear arms is ultimately so that the citizenry can protect itself from an oppressive government. You know; like a government that would use executive edicts to enforce laws that the legislature has not enacted. They do not accept the need for such protection because they do not fear government. They embrace it. The very people who promote incremental infringements on our right to keep and bears arms are the same people who promote an ever larger, more controlling and less accountable government.