Rome was the largest strongest nation on earth at the time. They had weaponry which was so advanced, they felt they were never to fear another country's invasion. Lo and Behold, the so-called barbarians attacked out of the north and, while Rome basked in it's mighty glory, the armies of the north defeated them! Believe me, our infrastructure isn't so sound that we can't be overrun by another power! Most of America wouldn't survive a couple of weeks if the electricity went off. So, do we still need the Second Amendment? Hell yes, we do! If not to protect us from some unforeseen threat, how about our own government which is why the 2nd came into play in the first place. One only has to look at what happened during Katrina to understand the stance of most U.S. firearm owners.
What about Ruby Ridge? Wake up, when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns! It's a horrific tradegy what has happened to those poor people, victems of such violence but get one thing straight, that slime ball would have used any means to get his agenda across. If not guns, homemade bombs, poisonous gas, knives/swords, and the list goes on. In order to stop this type of violence, we have to clip the sensationalism of our media and start putting more focus on mental health. No one wants to spend money to do that! So now, the easy cop out is to blame guns. Hell, I guess spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat!