This will help you and educate you to the original purpose of Social Security, why it is named so, and the perversion of the meaning and intent of the program by the right wing in their battle against it
Please read the entire article: here is a very small portion
here is some historical background on the naming of the programThere are few retirees left who remember the Depression or the stock market crash, and it should be no surprise that Republicans now find the time ripe for attacking Social Security. President Bush's speechwriter Peter H. Wehner recently wrote to Republican officials: "For the first time in six decades, the Social Security battle is one we can win -- and in doing so, we can help transform the political and philosophical landscape of the country. We have it within our grasp to move away from dependency on government and toward giving greater power and responsibility to individuals."
It is the essence of Republican orthodoxy that Social Security is a massive give-away program, enfeebling the fiber of all decent Americans by making them dependent on the federal government. These criticisms of Social Security were muttered sotto voce for many years, and only now - when too few seniors can speak in its defense from their personal experience - are they being proclaimed forcefully.
This is NOT about guns. The comparison is not an apt one.