It's ironic (or perhaps not) that they're trying to take our guns away as we approach the time we most need them. We see what is happening in Greece with their financial crisis. Unions are rioting in the street, and Greece has the EU to bail them out. We see what unions did in Wisconsin when they were only being asked to contribute a little more for their health care. What might happen with a full economic crisis where welfare payments are cut in half, public union contracts are terminated, and entitlement programs run out of money? The police could not be counted on, especially when their own families were being threatened. The LA riots would look like a picnic. That's when we need guns at least as effective as the gangs have.