Vanya, you caught my mistake prior to my edit, I was QCing my work while you were helping me
Anyway, to bring the OP's topic back on line I think the OP is correct and that the gun debate is about a lot more then just the guns. I believe this is just one battle out of many that will be fought between people who cherish freedom and those who want to live their lives in the Government womb. Everything in life scares them and in their fear they must organize and act to "make the world a better place".
I know this is going to sound bad, I can't help it, it's just the way I see it. I think much of this is simply a product of a fundamental shift from being a Patriarchal to a Matriarchal society. The game is changing from Wolves and Sheep to Bees and Ants.
I'll be back, I need to go have my Drone hat made.