Ok, im going to set something straight here. There are guns meant for hunting, and guns meant for protection. Both of these categories contain handguns, and non-automatic rifles (like shotguns). Then there is a third category; assault rifles. Assault rifles are offten put into the first 2 categories, but it isnt right to do that. Assault weapons were meant for murder, not protection or hunting. The excuse of a Tyrannical government is completely absurd. Our allies would be able to put a stop to it. There is absolutely NO LEGITIMATE USE for owning an AK-47 or an M-16. Handguns and shotguns are perfectly legal and will never be banned.
Anyone who disagrees with my post should take time to actually pay attention to whats happening in our world and realize that our assault weapons are the REAL problem.
If you want good questions to ask, this isn't a great place to find them. People on BOTH sides see the phrase "gun control" and go nuts spouting off about stuff they have no clue about. In the end, people don't even answer your question. If you want some good material, you'll probably have to do a TON of research to find a source that is actually reliable. From there, you should formulate your own questions based on the data you find.
Real gun control is a steady hand. It doesn't matter what you "need". The 2nd amendment gives us the right to bear arms, no if ands or buts. George Washington himself said the right to bear arms was next in importance only to the Constitution itself. If you "allow" certain guns now, who's to say we won't have this debate again later down the road so they can take away even more guns next time. The real issue is the people themselves. A gun is merely a tool used to kill, like a knife, bat, or club. If you'll notice, all the people who do these mass shootings have a mental problem. We need to make sure they don't get a gun, not disarm law abiding citizens. If you have an AR-15, chances are you're big on guns and know how to properly and safely use and store them. All the accidents are from people not following guidelines. Cars can kill too if you don't know how to use them. Criminals prefer unarmed victims and all the police do is investigate after the murder takes place. The gun prevents the murder in the first place. Believe me, killers will find other ways to kill without guns. Has any law every stopped a crime? No. Disarming law abiding gun owners and enthusiasts is not the real problem.