A Rasmussen survey had people rank their freedoms, with freedom of speech being more important and right to bear arms least important. Best of the Web characterized this to asking Moms to rank their children. Our freedoms are our God-given rights; it’s a package deal. You recognize all of them or they all get compromised.
But, as a practical matter, the right to bear arms is the most important. Because when you have a gun in hand, people much more readily recognize your other rights. How often do you hear, “Hey, you with the gun, shut up.”?