The only effective way to deal with someone who is fundamentally unwilling to compromise is not be unwilling to compromise yourself.
The thing is, they ARE willing to compromise, their "small bites" approach is proving quite effective over time. My whole goal with starting this thread was to discuss current reality in reasonable terms, to discuss how WE (gun lovers and whatnot) could improve the fight on our side using the same tactic. But at this point I only hope a few more people could see where I am coming from rather than viewing me as some gun grabbing, totalitarian-rule-wanting jerkwad... My regret is that I am not as effective a communicator as I thought I was, and may have beefed on the delivery. I won't be discussing this outside of the circle of people who know me again, I assure you.