IMHO, one of the huge difficulties we have with debating gun control is our attitude about guns.
I have owned guns, hunted, etc, and I believe most gun owners are like me. They view a gun as a tool.
Some people are against gun control because they believe it to be unconstitutional. This is really hard to support, the constitution is just not that detailed in what it says about gun.
In addition, we can not view the constitution like people view the Bible. The constitution can be changed, and of course, has been.
Some people are against gun control because they believe we need guns to protect ourselves from the government.
That actually hasn't worked out very well in past history here in the US. I can understand this way of thinking. There is nothing wrong with protecting yourself, however this is really a simplistic view of the issue.
I believe one of our main problems is that guns are SO prevalent in our society we have lost perspective. Guns have become toys. Here is my evidence.
These photos were scanned from a magazine called "Zombie Nation." These are real ads selling real products:
100 rounds in 7 seconds
Of course you need your zombie themed ammo - 100 rounds in 7 seconds can use it up fast!
And the crowning piece! An automatic weapon with a chainsaw attached!
The Zombie Slayer as this weapon is called cost $1,249 for the basic model.
The maker has received more than 400 requests for orders. Many dealers just said "I'll take 25 of them!"
The article states that NO chainsaw manufacture wanted anything to do with this project so he had to "work around" this problem to obtain them.
I think this type of thing is an indicator of where our society is with the issue of guns. If people are buying guns to kill zombies, even in fun, guns are out of control.