Good article, but it's a shame you didn't give credit where it's due: the NRA. I've never been an NRA member but holy cow, when LaPierre gave that press conference he changed the whole argument. He btchslappd the media and liberals (but I repeat myself) with an indisputable argument: if banks, airplanes, politicians, and the president's kids get armed guards then why not the average schoolkid too? Pow. Dropped a train on 'em. After that, no amount of irrational squealing from liberal talking heads could resurrect their gun-confiscation plans. And make no mistake -- that is the end result they desire. Gun control is not about guns, it's about control.