And, fifty years' hence, we see the results. "Sporting Purpose" is no longer debated, but accepted. "Civilian Use" is no longer debated, but accepted. "You don't need [thing]" is no longer debated, but accepted. Fifty years, two and a half full generations, half a century to be inculcated that gun ownership is de facto prohibited unless the law abiding can prove that they are so. And the Second is not the only Amendment so abused--4th, th, 6th, "You have nothing to fear if you are innocent..." We are told that all of those infringements are "reasonable" and are for grander purposes, like control of crime. But, we never get to debate whether those infringements produce actual societal good; no, we are left debating just how 'reasonable' the infringements are. The question w probably ought to be asking is "When do the infringements compound?" When will gun ownership also mean a loss of 4th & 5th Amendment rights? (Red Flag laws may fall afoul of 4th, 5th, & 6th presumptive infringement.) But, I may be jaded and cynical.