Think about this logically. If gun control, UBC, AWB...etc was so wanted or needed, why the hell didn't the Senate even attempt a vote on it? It couldn't possibly be that they know that each and every one of them would get figuratively lynched if they pushed for it, could it? Naw, it couldn't have been that.
Gun control advocates are a small but vocal minority that garners the attention of the media and a certain group of political backers (read egomaniacal elitist - dictator wannabes). Even then, I do not know of one single gun control advocate who thinks it's ok to sacrifice their own life or that of a loved due to their gun-control beliefs when they (or a love one) are being being robbed, beaten, or raped by a bad guy when they have the option of shooting the bad guy to stop the attack.