There are well over 100 million lawful gun owners in America who have never been convicted of a crime more-serious than a speeding ticket. It is without question that at least 1% of them will not be dispossessed of those firearms through any means while they are alive.
Those individuals view the Second Amendment as not just the highest law of the land but factually nothing more than recognition of a right that no government can grant because it never had it in the first place.
That is, they view the Second Amendment as the right to defend their own lives which exists by virtue of the fact that they’re human and whether you believe God created humans or they evolved, the fact remains that as a human they claim a right to life and self-defense of that life against all who would unlawfully commit aggression toward them.
This is the very principle of unalienable rights that the Declaration of Independence put forward — not a claim of rights from a government, not a grant of privilege, but as the very title states a declaration of facts that predate government in all of its forms and cannot be arrogated away by anyone, including insane individuals on the political left who argue that they have the right to murder as they wish.
More than 200 years ago the signatories to the Declaration of Independence made these assertions and despite modern attempts to erase that fact a material percentage of the American population believes and is willing to defend with their lives the fact that rights do not flow from but may only be recognized by a government because no government can grant that which it does not first have.
So let me be clear and reduce all of the above to one sentence:
The only way you’re going to get those people’s firearms is to murder them first.
The question thus becomes very simple: Are you, on the left, willing to murder at least 1 million Americans?