Guns have rights?
When writing, or speaking, to those who are not "inside" the issue about which you are writing it is always best to avoid "insider" vernacular.
Comparing firearms with automobiles is a tired, old comparison that doesn't hold water with many people, certainly not with the "antis".
It's a severe stretch to claim that nearly all CCW holders take their "responsibility" seriously, practice marksmanship and take classes regularly.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.