Any citizen who gives up their properly owned firearms is a fool. You have left yourself at the mercy of the criminal or the relief of law enforcement. The criminal will have no mercy, and law enforcement can take far too much time to help you. To make matters worse, what will you do when law enforcement comes for your guns, in violation of the 2nd amendment? At that point whats to stop them from taking the rest of the constitution from you? Benevolence? History has proven otherwise. When they have reduced you to having nothing but a single shot shotgun, under the guise that you still have your 2nd amendment rights, then they come for that shotgun with assault weapons themselves: what then? Think it cant happen here? So did other people! Faith in government is like faith in weather, it will disappoint you every time.