Really? Who is doing that? Has anyone threatened to take away people's guns? There is the demand that violent criminals and the mentally ill should not be allowed to own guns. Do you mean that officials and lobbyist should stop trying to take their guns away? But who is trying to take your guns away? All I see is this butt clenching panic at the mere thought of restricting access to certain people in the population, people who really should not go anywhere near a firearm. Yet, the moment talk of restricting access to such individuals, everyone seems to believe their rights to own guns is being stripped of them. Why is that? There was some talk of restricting access to military style weapons or having gun checks and requirements on how to keep such weapons and people protested about that as well. So people knew what they wanted and expected. A population does not remain static, unmoving. People change, society changes. I am fairly certain your forefather's never intended your right to bear arms to entail causing terror and fear in the unarmed. And yet, this is now legal and a normal part of protesting in some parts of your country. Is that the image you got from it? People knew what they wanted. So many were injured or killed, that something had to be done about it. And so they did. It was the same thing with guns. We had a very conservative Government in power in Australia at the time. Even in my now home state of Queensland, which gun ownership was fairly common, especially amongst farmers. And the Conservative State premier also responded to the calls and demands from the population that something had to be done. And they did it, with overwhelming support. And we haven't had a mass shooting since. And this was after a plethora of mass shootings in Australia. Enough was enough. Nope. Just as there was nothing to prevent people from speeding before laws about speeding were introduced. Same with seat belts, drink driving, etc. And yet, would you argue against such laws?