A mental experiment for those who believe the Second Amendment is important in protecting freedom.
Suppose, for sake of argument, a leftie President has purged the military of all right-thinking people and is obviously plotting a coup to establish a dictatorship. It's time to take to the hills. Now, you have a choice: you can only take one of the following with you, and your choice applies to every member of the resistance: your cell phone or your rifle?
To me, that's a no-brainer given the scenario and reasonable assumptions for what's not described. A cell phone would be much more useful in organizing resistance than a rifle, however large its magazine.