I have the natural American right to "keep and bear arms" and have been a competitive shooter nearly all of my life. 99.99% of those in this sport are very cognizant of keeping our rights as well as being quite aware of our obligations as responsible firearm owners and American citizens. Many people purchase firearms because they fear forced governmental intrusion and possible social upheaval where their lives and property may be at risk and there will be no "legitimate" law enforcement agents to "serve and protect" the citizenry. Therefore, people are by default put in a position where it is up to them to either attempt to preserve their lives, liberty, and property or willingly submit and forever lose them to an ever growing and encroaching national government under the current clearly socialist administration. Because of the moral strength of the American people this nation historically has never rolled over and died, but with a quite apparent growing Obama administration strategy to financially ruin and subjugate the populace the only way many people may feel "....secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures ...." is to give themselves some modicum of protection or ability to resist this malignant cancer. But I digress. I had the privilege to speak with some Australian and English shooters at the national matches several years ago. In conversation about firearm rights and their (Australia and the U.K.)huge crime rates since the banning of most firearms and forced surrender of these weapons, I was told (almost the exact quote) that "Well Yank, our cultural histories are very closely connected but your trump card is that you have the Second Amendment in your Constitution and we never had anything like it. Be glad that you have it and keep it, for you can see what not having it has done to our nations." Spot on, as the Brits would say.