A VERY thought provoking article by the author that I highly recommend carefully reading. I won't give away his conclusions, but consider this important point that he makes as a teaser toward, hopefully, persuading you to read this important essay:
"I maintain that the Second Amendment must be taken literally—as stated. But, in addition, gun ownership is inseparable from the broader principle of political liberty: freedom of choice, ownership, and action within the limits imposed by equal rights of others. This liberty is not negated by illegal, even monstrous, actions of others. Preventive law is incompatible with the concept of human rights."