Don't give me that typical "survivalist" mentality argument. After 235 years of independence and Constitutional government, with a strong press, this idea that the Federal gov't is about to turn into a Soviet style dictatorship is absolutely nuts. I worked in the gov't for a few years and most of my coworkers were very conservative in their stated beliefs. Most of the people in the armed services are also of a conservative mindset. What chance do you think you will REALLY have to defend your home against the Federal gov't? Get real!! What about the notion of helping the local police do their jobs in preventing crime? Gun murder is a local issue.