Exactly. The problem with Steve Chapman and his ilk, pontificating from a contemporary perspective, is that we drift inexorably left, left, left. NO infringement is necessary or effective, and ANY infringement is unconstitutional according to the plain meaning of the 2nd amendment. We tend to become desensitized as a population, over time, and come to accept the "new normal."
Also, I equate gun control with hate crime legislation. If guns are banned, what stops people from killing with a hammer? And why should the penalty be different? Is the victim any less dead? Murder is murder, and it's against the law in every state.