We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Make a list of all the luxuries and pleasantries that "man" can enjoy. And that is what we do. I'm sitting here with 10 degrees outside but 70 inside. I am having salmon for dinner tonight. If I'm lucky I will have sex too. The point is more than any other animal man can control the things that can bring him what he desires. In the most primitive conditions simple brute strength can get you these things by taking them from others through force. This is what humans are, they are animals capable of enjoying great pleasure with the means to acquire that pleasure if they want to. Simple as that. It is civilization and the threat of a good guy with a gun/sword/spear that keeps us from doing it with force. But civilization is very fragile, thus the 2nd amendment. Why do you suppose the left, the would be Marxist Leninist socialist want to take away the 2nd amendment? Because sometime in the future they intend to use force to take what is yours for themselves.