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For those who do not understand the difference between a democracy and a republic, this is a prime example. The responsibility of the government for a republic is to secure the rights of its citizens even if protecting a minority against the opinion of a majority. This is why we allow Nazis to hold parades--to protect their rights under the First Amendment. Any talk of public opinion, or writing laws because a majority wants it, is wrong.
The Second Amendment is part of the Constitution. The government's role is to secure this right for everyone. A mechanism for change to the Constitution exists. If one disagrees with the provisions of any amendment, you can ask your congressman to draft a constitutional amendment to change it. Several amendments have been placed into law over our history, so it can be done.
In this age of instant gratification, the opinion of a majority of voters are winning
I'm waiting to see the federal government step up to the states that are passing heavy restrictions on the Second Amendment and tell them that federal law trumps state law. Why would we allow the turning of law-abiding residents of one state into instant criminals as they pass into another?