It's a bit of a difficult situation, as how do you regulate gun laws without punishing law abiding gun owners? Other countries have passed legislation on assault rifles and have been successful. But our people in this country are not as passive as other countries' citizens may be. Our government is currently rushing to pass legislation without consideration to law abiding gun owners. I do agree there needs to be a solution, but it needs to be a well thought out solution and not a sloppy one.
The strongest argument to uphold our constitutional right to bear arms is the King George type of government we are facing right now. The gun haters/fearers are forgetting their history lessons. Your fear of strong constitutionalists is unwarranted. Don't worry they will still protect you even if you fear them so much. They are your friends, your neighbors, your teachers, your policemen, and your political leaders. They aren't your typical demonizing liberal that would even use children to get their control measures passed to an ill informed public like King George errr...Obama is going to do tomorrow as he tells us how he will circumvent the Constitution on the backs of the 20 children who lost their life's because no one was allowed to protect them. He will use children as a backdrop for his useless executive orders making the dumbed down voters go "ahhhhhh it's for the children. He will make sure we are safe even if we lose our rights and freedoms".
I don't think they do realize it but you're right. It's to bad. I'm a gun enthusiast I hold a CCW permit I hunt and collect weapons. That being said I am for some types of control to help curb these senseless acts. Stronger background checks. Those with history of mental illness shouldn't be allowed to own firearms. Ban on high capacity magazines on semi automatic weapons. I don't think any of that will do much to infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights. If it saves one horrendous act it would be well worth it for all of us