Hunters are a drop in the bucket.
There are at least 40 million households with firearms and at least 260 million firearms in private hands. Most estimates I've seen suggest at least 100,000,000 firearms owners.
Realize, we have more firearms owners than the ENTIRE populations of all but 10 or 11 countries and we ARE one of those 10.
We have more firearms owners than the number of active duty military in the ENTIRE world, combined, including our own, by a factor of 4 or 5, at least.
50 times more firearms owners than the army of China.
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.