FYI – we have societal problems not gun problems. Politicians take the easy way out dealing with proximate (the inanimate firearm) and not the ultimate problems (societal – e.g., broken families, joblessness, etc.), Besides, if I have it right – handguns are the major firearms used in crime/murders, not so-called assault weapons (what the common citizen buys is a semi-auto M-16 look-alike, not full auto) – once again the public often being misled. 99.99% of gun owners are law abiding citizens – hobbyists – target shooting, hunting, collecting and of course for self-defense. Most law-abiding citizens will never have to use their firearm in self-defense, but as the saying goes in Africa “You can go into the bush unarmed 100 times with no problem, but it’s the 101st that’ll get you killed” by a hungry lion, wounded buffalo, or in the case of the World’s Concrete Jungles – by a 2-legged predator. These politicians surrounded by their body guards would disarm us law abiding citizens if they could – and one must ask why???