Sorry urban America, rural and suburban America do not have the same prejudices you have (as a result of your lax law enforcement against social miscreants) against gun ownership. These Chicago big-city types had better get that into their heads pronto.
That is, unless their goal is to escalate civil unrest into something much, much worse. Remember that once we lose the right to keep and bear arms, the government can do anything to us. This is only tenable if one assumes the government is made up of pure and sinless people who fear God and love their neighbor perfectly.
Believe me, you do not want people who disregard God and regard man as little more than an animal having this kind of power over you.
So the question becomes, how much do you trust your government?
I don’t trust my government as far as I can throw it, and I can’t throw it very far. But the Second Amendment affirms the ability of The People to abolish an unsound government, and so the government has no authority to rule against the Second Amendment. Just as roaches have no authority to rule against the Orkin man. As long as government is subordinate to the basic freedoms of The People, and works for The People, government has no reason to fear the Second Amendment. It is the spare tire, the insurance policy of a free state. As long as we are free, the Second Amendment is merely an academic affirmation of a God-given right. When we are not free, the Second Amendment is a reminder of our duty and our ability.