Do you run to the fire to put it out, run from the fire screaming in terror or stand by while a minority attempt to do something about the fire. Without a standing army or navy a minority of the colonists took on the most powerful army and naval force in the world and beat them by staying the course. Today a majority of the so called reasonable people suggest we should run and hide from danger and surrender our arms to any authority who asks for them. I think not.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.