In these days our rights are often compromised in law due to the process and the players. In recent years I have come to believe that the great give away is the number one key to who gets a seat at the table. Gun rights aren't about a give away and that makes it a issue that is much more complex than the usual fare in DC.
People tend to be wholly invested as either pro or anti gun with a lot of on the fencers who have no idea what either position actually represents in reality. Still we the people, seem to still believe in rights.
For myself I think we are at a watershed moment in history as a nation. Either we find a way to remember why we have these rights or we will lose them to whatever fad happens to be the flavor of this generation. The stakes are already set, the cards are dealt, we are all playing, know it or not.