Others, a long time ago, articulated it better than I can.
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. I am not a friend to a very energetic government." -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)
The list goes on and on. I am continually amazed how relevant a lot of what Jefferson wrote still is.
Seams like once we the people give what, at the time, seams like a reasonable inch and "they" take the unreasonable mile we can only get that mile back one inch at a time.
No spelun and grammar is not my specialty. So please don't hurt my sensitive little feelings by teasing me about it.