There has been a lot of debate in America over the years about the issue of gun ownership. Certainly having access to guns for the general public may help ensure that no dictatorship is established. That does not mean that anyone who wants to control an arsenal of crowd killing weapons should be able to. If every household has a gun readily accessible, every criminal will feel obligated to carry a gun. I would be willling to bet that every person reading this post will know some people who they do not want to have a gun. I do not want to have to be in fear of being in the middle of a gunfight every time I go to a restaurant. But I do want to be able to legally acquire a gun if I want to. The best way to protect gun rights is to promote sane regulation. The Federal government cannot prevent the States from maintaining "well regulated militias" but it can enact laws to prevent criminals from maintaining armed gangs.