Can you stupid liberals go back to pretending to defend us from made up problems like global warming and let the men of this country defend our wives, children, parents, neighbors and fellow students from homicidal maniacs?
No man I know would prefer to be powerless to defend another human being in danger, no man I know would cede that the defense should come from a government agent instead of himself. (perhaps wives will start asking beauraucrats to open pickle jars for them as well)
And no one who has even a faint grasp of our Bill of Rights and Constitution thinks that guns are going to be taken away from the citizens of this country. While the courts may be willing participants in any and all restrictions against gun owners (while allowing absolutely no restrictions on killing babies) the general population understands that gun ownership puts personal defense, as well as defense of those around you, in the hands of the individual.
This is not only common sense it is actually a matter of law. Courts have rules that it is a "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen."
And as much as you want to sissify future generations in the re-education camps with "no dodgeball" and "conflict resolution" that refuses to acknowledge that force is sometimes neccessary you can't take away what God has given us: the urge to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
You can't take away the biological fascination that young boys have with guns. Without congnitively realizing it, they know that the gun represents power. Obviously with power comes responsibility but having fewer than 16 bullets in my clip does not make me more or less responsible.
If the best you can offer us is grief counselors and candlelight vigils after the fact then just get out of the way because real Americans, individuals, are here to make sure that their loved ones aren't left childless/fatherless/windowed.