The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.--Thomas Jefferson
Since the Supreme Courts reaffimation that the 2nd Amendment is in fact a PERSONAL right, and not just a collective right. In District of Columbia v. Heller, The Supreme Court overturned the Washington, DC ban on all firearms. By affirming that the right to bear arms as a personal right, the Supreme Court has finally shown that the Bill of Rights, are all (excepting the 10th) personal rights. But then, if you've taken the time to read the Federalist papers, you'd know that the men who actually wrote the Constitution and at the insistence of many members of the Constitutional Convention, included the Bill of Right (aka the first 10 Amendments) as a way of protecting PERSONAL rights from the tyranny of a central government. Hence the name Bill of Rights.
*An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.--Unknown
*What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?--Unknown
*Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.--Unknown
On a final note, and this is the most pertinent comment of all:
The American Revolution would never have happened with Gun Control.--Unknown