By your wording, it seems you are most likely an American. Did you miss out on 7th grade American History? Do you not realize that the only reason America isn't a British territory is because the citizens of the colonies forcibly resisted their government? They were only able to do this because they were able to own weapons relatively equal to that in the army of the government that controlled them. That is the whole reason behind the second amendment. Any people who cannot use force as a last resort against their government are slaves to the government. Government is supposed to be *for* the people, but governments have a world history of looking out for themselves more than they look out for the governed, and violently suppressing the governed.
The right (and frankly the *duty*) of every American citizen to own a firearm comes from the very principles of America's foundation. To restrict that in any way is to lessen your civic rights, to abandon your civic duty to protect the liberties of yourself and others, and to be willfully ignorant of the sacrifices that others have made for you and your way of life. Honestly, would you ask another, face-to-face, to lay down their life to protect you and your property if you're not willing to pick up a gun yourself? I would hope nobody would be that selfish, but many of our current laws show that some people are happy to hand over their freedoms and responsibilities to others (the police and armed forces).
The world is a dangerous place and some people will always find ways of hurting others. Legislating away your methods of self defense is not the answer. The people that would hurt you and those you care about will have the weapons anyway. You make *yourself* weaker with such legislation, not the criminals. If you want to live in a safe world, take responsibility for your own life and be prepared to defend yourself in measure with the threat. Legislate the very harsh punishment of those that abuse weapons or tyrranize others through force, don't make it harder for you to defend yourself. Don't shirk your own personal responsibility and ask someone else to put themselves in harms way for you. Don't buy false peace of mind with your liberties.