Keep in mind, I was raised on guns, and was an M.P. in the Marine Corps. After that I worked security and was a Dentention Officer. My point is, I'm well trained. Another point is is that I've seen bad people, talked with them on a daily basis. This world is not safe. Also, I am a in favor of training. Training with fire arms is very improtant. Keeps people safe.
Neither side will give enough to make the other side happy.
And to that, while withholding comment on its validity, so would a ban of certain types of guns currently legal. A debate about whether or not that would work, etc. is one thing. The dumbstruck disbelief of some that this/these ban(s) fall(s) far outside the definition of the 2nd Amendment and is evidence of some socialistic government cabal, just makes no sense to me as an argument or as a logical conclusion. It clearly falls under the term "well regulated".
Besides, I don't think bears are happy about us thinking we can just take their arms. They need their claws to defend their young from possum attacks!!
Not arguing the validity of either side, just pointing out that the gun lobby has and does pretty much get what they want and those who disagree effectively have to take it and be unhappy.
I do believe a majority of gun owners feel this same way. I also know there are a lot of "cowboy tough guys". They tend to sully the deal for the responsible folks. Of which I am one, BTW...Believe me, I hope and pray that I never have to shoot anyone ever. I never have and never want to. Nothing wrong with being prepared.