Yup, both sides pointing fingers.
I'd say this though, the anti-gun folk started it!
We were just sitting around minding our own business and the gun control crowd got all wound up again this time with the 'assault weapon' slogan as their rallying cry. We just reacted to what they may actually bring about.
I might not mention the Wild West too much though...didn't some of the legendary sheriffs and marshals calm down their towns by confiscating guns from the cowboys when they rode in?