It's a BS argument. The standard should be, do I have the same rights that my government has in protecting my civil rights?
Does my government have the right to arm itself with semi-automatic or automatic weapons? Then why shouldn't I have that same right? Is the government entitled to rights that are denied average citizens?
What ever happened to a government for the people, by the people?
Are weapons so dangerous that I only trust my government with them? Think about that, when has the government been the preferred repository of trust.