With all that is going on, with threats of bans and such, I am a bit concerned that folks aren't grasping what is really happening. How dire these straits are that we're going to have to navigate. We as "gun-owners" are pretty myopic, from what I can tell reading posts in various threads. Most here seem to see the rest of the voters in this country as fitting into one of only two catagories, "pro-gun" and "anti-gun" This is a big, huge mistake. I am guessing that there are about 80-100 million true "gun-owners" in this country. Out of that 80-100 million, perhaps 50-75 million are "pro-gun" 2A supporters. Based on the fact that the NRA only has around 4.3 million members, my numbers may be a bit high. On the other side of the equation, there are probably much fewer really rabid anti-gun folks. Maybe 5-10 million active, "anti-gun" folks that want more anti-gun legislation. And that's a complete guess, and also probably high. This leaves hundreds of millions of people in this country that really couldn't give a damn one way or another about guns. Folks that don't talk about guns, don't read about them, don't care about them. Up until now. The shooting and killing of 20 6-7 year olds has triggered an innate, normal, natural and massive emotional over-reaction in basically everyone. The several million 2A supporters, and the several million rabid anti-gunners are not the issue. The real issue is the hundreds of millions of people that normally could not care less about guns. Tens of millions of those people are now calling, writting and e-mailing their elected officials, demanding that they do something about guns, right the hell now......they are threatening to remove them from office, unless they get something done. The fact that there are NRA "A" rated elected officials that are coming out and saying that they would support anti-gun legislation, should be a big friggin' clue to all of us that this is something the likes of which we have never seen. I was in another thread discussing the "Gun Show Loop Hole", and it is clear most folks here are not understanding the avalanche of negative public opinion that is falling on us. Nor do most folks here understand how that translates into political/legislative action and effects. Drop you privates and grab your socks, something wicked this way comes. ETA: I guess the point is not clear enough....my bad. The anti-gunners currently have the political capital to pass anti-gun legislation following the recent events. That capital and momentum will fade over time....but how long it will take is not knowable. So, the point is that we have a decision to make; possibly see sweeping anti-gun legislation pass while we dig in our heels and accept nothing, or come to the table with our own ideas, have our own influence on what transpires. The anti-gunners are going to have their victory, there can be no debate about that. But what should we do? Should we come to the table with something that we can swallow, that doesn't infringe on our rights? Or just continue our current stance and sit back, and watch things happen that are out of our control?