Medved, you can't really be that stupid! The issue is not now nor has it ever been about gun control. It's about the slow and gradual encroachment on the rights of the people by progressive idealogues who want to control the masses... for our own good of course. Statists and progressives are all about patience and baby steps. They know that people in general will give little bits of their freedom at a time for the promise of better security and a safer country. The problem is security and safety don't get better yet the onerous loss of freedom just escalates to the next step. Open your eyes, Meded, or go to work for MSNBC.