I left a comment on an editorial, and I thought parts of it deserved it's own post.
Here it is:
Fear the government that wants to see you disarmed, not the armed neighbor. For it is your neighbor who may, in the end, be the one who defends your freedom when you have neither the stomach or the guts to do it yourself.
For those who think that if you do away with firearms, there will paradise on earth, I've got news for you. "Gun" crime may go down, but other types of violent crime will increase. Look at what's happening in England or even in NYFC. Crack down on guns and the skells will just shift their tooling. No guns, use a knife. No knife, use a chain. Where there's a will, there's a way. Never underestimate the ability of man to do bad things to his fellow man by any means he can find.