It takes an exceptionally pliable hermeneutic to read the Gospels and come away thinking that the one who abjured violence and commanded his followers to love their enemies was, you know, cool with the Second Amendment.
How can we explain that they move heaven and earth to prevent something that is already illegal and which is little more than the product of some people's paranoid fantasies, yet refuse to take action on a matter than science says is real and which could put our way of life at risk?
For well over two centuries the Supreme Court never decided that the Amendment granted a constitutional right to individuals to bear arms. The widely held notion that such a right existed was a myth fabricated by the NRA for its own self interest and for the corporate profits of gun manufacturers.
Anyone that really thinks holding onto their assault riffle is going to protect them from the government is in such deep denial of the obvious advancements in technology and needs to acknowledge we are no longer living in 1789.
The Second Amendment's implicit request for societal trust is a really tall order -- even if your spokespeople weren't displaying such a conscience-shocking lack of sensitivity to what a delicate, precious gift we've been given.