Yes, and I will give a short reason why:
The founders set up our republic based on their research into which forms of government worked well, which didn't, and took the best of each and rejected the worst parts.
Knowing that most governments eventually become tyrannical, they knew that they would have to have a force of last resort - the militia. They knew that they would need to have a standing army to protect our interests here and abroad, and with that standing army came the understanding of how governments in the past have used them against the citizenry. A standing army has always been a threat, and always will be a threat.
Here's where some slight of hand happened - at one point during our past, each state created their own national guard. By creating that, they're basically trying to enforce the notion that the ANG is somehow the "militia" referred to in 2A. It's not, because it's run by and funded by "the state" and they get deployed overseas so effectively they're the standing army. The "militia" was never meant to be a standing army but an army of last resort. So the whole notion of the ANG being the militia is debunked.
Our whole government, election process, etc. was set up to ensure that no one person or group controlled the minority.
Today we're seeing more and more federal overreach, and it just continues to get worse.
While many people argue that our AR's are no match for drones, tanks, etc., what they fail to realize is that if it comes down to door to door searches and confiscations, they're going to lose a lot of door kickers to the point where they'll be short on people willing to kick doors in.
So when you look at the anti's and see that they want to ban AR's, mags, and all of the rest of the stuff we all cherish, it seems illogical for them to focus on something that's nowhere even remotely close to being a problem. The FBI's stats even show that all long guns combined don't even come close to the same number of homicides committed with fist and feet. The only logical explanation is that they don't want us owning them period, and they know exactly what they're doing. It's totalitarianism disguised as public safety.
Come and take them. First one through the door won't like the result.
Force and intimidation are the tools of tyrants. - Ron Paul
If Democrats quit shooting people, "gun violence" would go down by 80%.......
Taxation is theft
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny" - Thomas Jefferson