If "they" come around to confiscate firearms, rule of law is already gone. By the ones who swore an oath to uphold the law, as in the constitution. Hope it never comes to that, again. It just may result in rivers of blood in the streets.That is another way to look at it. Bugging out at times may be the best option. I was thinking of this as a, for example Hurricane Katrina, little or no rule of law. What is a quick grab kit to defend the homestead/family. Hopefully the little rule of law that may remain will not think gun confiscation an option, as in Katrina.