You kind of have to look at it this way: Our Bill of Rights is a foundational document for our country. It basically establishes certain rights to prevent government overreach. Everything from freedom of speech, to right to bear arms, to due process are all intended to protect "us against them." This country took it's independence at the end of a rifle (or a musket). So, our rights to bear arms is not just a right to have a gun, but the right to stand in front of an overreaching government and say "no."Thats really sad that you not willing to give your rights to arms up.
Am sorry you have to live in a warzone...will pray for peace in your nation. As your neighbours down in the pacific ocean, we long for peace. When Jesus comes, we wont need to bring guns to see Him. He's got a whole army of avenging angels. We are always divinely protected. Put up your shield of faith.
Grant you, at this point, it's mostly a symbolic gesture, as no armed citizen has the might to take on the US Military. However, some times, it is not about being successful, but just about standing your ground.