This is video out of Iran showing protesters attacking a building controlled by the Basij.
Supporters of the Second Amendment often cite the need of the People to have the means to resist a tyrannical government. Supporters of gun control tend to scoff at this argument because the firearms that we allow private citizens to own don't come close to matching the military's firepower. To those people I saw watch this video.
The Basij have assault rifles and a fortified position while the protesters have nothing but rocks and other improvised weapons. The protesters would be much better off with some semi-automatic handguns and I guarantee you the Basij wouldn't be walking around on the roof of their building taking potshots at people if the protesters had a few high power hunting rifles at their disposal.