"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any body of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States." – Noah Webster
If you love your pentagonal standing army - if you truly believe they're protecting your freedoms in foreign countries - then give up your guns here in this, the very epicenter of freedom. The most self-sacrificing among us would never enforce unjust laws, right?
So, hand them over. You’re free! Might as well, since – even if this standing army wasn’t above reproach in every way – they constitute a force superior than the citizen gun owners. Or is some glaring pretense being overlooked?