We need to stop sugar coating it. “the reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take them from us.”
Exactly. I may or may not "need" an AR to defend myself and my family. But what I absolutely need is the freedom to own one if I choose.
The 2nd Amendment - in fact the entire Bill of Rights - was put in place to protect us from well meaning but misguided individuals. That may be too kind. I'm sure some actually think they are trying to make things better. Most I believe know they are on the path to fascism. No thanks, I choose freedom, and I will fight for it.