Topics like this weird me out a bit. Here we are talking about middle ground on an unalienable right which has already been infringed upon. Those infringements have not improve the public's safety to they level implied, promised or desired by some.
IMHO, the middle ground is a location which woul require a sigificant expansion of gun rights from where we are today.
Then, it would require real analysis of the conditions we as society hope to improve.