is everybody missing the real big picture of the 2nd ammendment here? does everyone think that the 2nd ammendmend exist so that you can have a gun to go hunting or to protect your house from thugs? no. 2 exist so that the standing militia of the u.s.a. ( the populace ) can, if needed, overthrow the elected government, by force if required. (see u.s. constitution ) if the government takes guns out of the hand of the population then it is no longer a government of the people, but then can become a dictatorship. (hmmmmmm) sounding all too familiar.