Tench Coxe would tell the antis to go... pound sand and we should too. Owning firearms is a right, not a privilege. The founding fathers fully intended us to be allowed the individual military arms of our nation, at a minimum. Rights aren't supposed to be up for negotiation and our predecessors have already negotiated and compromised our rights away far farther than they ever should have.
If the whittling away of our 2nd Amendment Rights doesn't stop here and now, when does it stop? When will the compromise end?
com·pro·mise: settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions
If I and others are sounding too strident, then please tell us the concessions the antis are making?
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."- Thomas Jefferson