Dear Mr Medved,
Please devote yourself to 20th century history for a few days, particularly as relates to this issue. You will discover an alarming pattern of simple regulatory action becoming outright tyranny, even in one case leading to the near extermination of people of your heritage. Of course history does not repeat itself, but this would greatly broaden your world view.
Secondly, the second amendment is the lynch pin of all constitutional rights, When Congress makes any law infringing the right of the people we should all become very vocal and very vigilant.