Considering the reality that the reason we haven't been invaded yet is because the general population is armed we must think real hard before signing over this right to the president who is clearly pushing his own agenda. If the president had his way no one outside his military would have guns. The end results would be law abiding citizens being defenseless against unlawful citizens (who will always be armed). Secondly, the right to bare arms was placed in to the constitution because they understood that a powerful government with a powerful military could take away the rights of the people at any time for any reason the president saw fit. Democracy would no longer be by the people.