The 2nd Amendment protects the people from the government taking the guns of the people. But if you look at the statistics, yes the U.S. has the highest gun violence rate in the world but if you take out Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, and Detroit, the U.S. drops to almost bottom of the list. And those cities that I mentioned, are the cities that are controlled by Democrats and have the strictest gun control laws in the country. So tell me again how gun control laws work!!!