I haven't heard anyone out front defending the idea of liberty and what it means. Why should law-abiding citizens have to give up their rights? I for one simply enjoy collecting and shooting fun pleasure and let me tell you, shooting an AR or AK with 30 round mags is some serious fun, when done safely.
The idea that the world is a safe place is an illusion. We're not that far removed from barbarism. Guns even the playing field in terms of an individual defending themselves against a physically stronger person with bad intentions, no?