Don't you think that it's funny that people only complain about 'big government' when they don't like particular policies?
Some people like guns, and so any hint of gun regulation is labelled 'big government'. But if that same government were ever to rule 'gay marriage' as unconstitutional, or Christianity as the official US religion, .. many of the gun lovers would cheer. As they would if the government lowered their taxes. Hypocrites!
Government, while far from perfect, is necessary, and you can't have everything your way.