I would also like to say this:
I think that real, meaningful, positive, effective firearm regulation could be possible. Regulations that the vast majority of gun owners could agree with. But NEVER in the current political envirionment. The gun-ban crowd have so poisoned the politics that there is no sense of trust among our side... and why should we have any trust? The gun-ban politicians have demonstrated repeatedly that their ultimate goal is a prohibition on private ownership of any firearm which could possibly be used in self defense. After the Newtown tragedy they have shown their cards yet again. Our side does not trust them to negotiate sensible laws in good faith.