We are if we allow ourselves to be.
Oh, I think gun folks are screwed.
I remember the leadup to the 1994 ban all too well. I worked a phone bank for the NRA, and everyone I called yelled at me for interrupting their dinner or the Twin Peaks marathon. We couldn't get anyone mobilized because of fatalism and/or apathy.
Things are a little different now, and we can make them very different by getting in touch with our legislators.