"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed; where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. "*
What Kozinski is saying, is that while guns play a part, they are not the first nor foremost offense. Yes, he's saying that we must keep our arms, but that is only to respond to the other abuses.
Remembering that this forum is about not just law, but equally our civil rights, this thread was started very close to a TEOTEAWKI scenario.
Can we keep it away from such?
Hard to say. I rather doubt it, but I'm willing to keep it open as long as everyone keeps to the forums main thesis.
* Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 F.3d 567, 570 (Kozinski, J., dissenting)