I'm not a member of the NRA and I don't understand the infatuation with genitalia. And there have been plenty of politicians who have pushed for laws that would outright ban most weapons in production. Even the anti-gun lobby has stated that they want to get rid of all guns and a ban on "ARs" would be the first step. Other politicians are pushing things like handgun bans (look at the Supreme Court case involving NYC, for starters). Let's not forget one of the leading candidates the Democrats nominated for President stating loud and clear, "Hell yeah I'm going to take your AR-15". Sorry, not going to happen.
You sure as hell sound like one. Here you are parroting a fear mongering tactic that's become the core of the NRA's strategy to ensure that guns get manufactured and distributed at ever increasing rates year after year after year. And here we are with the highest level of gun "ownership" we've ever achieved in our history. Some achievement huh? I makes you wonder what all those people (not you of course, you're not one of them) were so afraid of.
This is just more bullshit to convince small-minded, small everything, morons that the solution to everything is more guns. But the mass killings and gun deaths just go on and on and on. Sandy Hook said it all, and so did Vegas. I guarantee you that someone could strafe a premie ward at the local hospital killing 60 defenseless 4 week olds and within a week, a single week, the pro gun crowd would be questioning how the hell those premies weren't allowed to defend themselves. They'd all start yelling (not you of course) that the commies are coming to take our guns so let's all buy another 4 million of them and another 60 million rounds. We can't fix stupidity but we should certainly try to legislate as much safety as we can to protect ourselves against it.
We should treat guns just like we treat cars. Freedom of movement is another constitutional guarantee, and yet I have to buckle up, renew my license, insurance and registration over and over again. Let's look to other nations that cherish responsible gun ownership and start adopting all the other responsible laws they have on the books that helps prevent needless death on such a scale. Switzerland, Spain, the Nordics...they all have bad parenting, video games and depression too. But at least parents in those countries don't have nightmares on a routine basis of getting the call that their kid was mowed down during math class. I don't understand how any of us can live with such a pathetic and disgusting national trait as this.