so very true Four! most people don't realize the importance of the 2nd admendment and that it protects out other rights and freedoms. God Bless Thomas Jefferson! the founding fathers of our country were trying to put into place a way for the citizens of this country to be able to protect themselves from oppression and tyranny long after they were gone. they didn't want a country that catered to the nobility and privelaged. these men were thinking way far into the future. i am sure they would be very disappointed and saddened by the way this country has become. everything that was so hard fought for, men dying for a cause they believed in, and the possibilty that had the war not been won, they would most assuredly been shot for being traitors to the Crown.Lose the 2nd amendment and we lose the 1st.