Convoluting Datsuns and guns to make your point here is insulting enough, but it comes off as simplistic and condescending like you're talking to children. It also makes the black or white assumption that if you seek any form of gun control to address gun violence, or even make efforts to enforce existing laws, than you are ignorant and in denial that the government is coming to take our guns. When the debate is defined in illogical terms like that, it has nowhere to go, and that suits gun nuts just fine. For many, the NRA has their ass puckered up so tight they're incapable of participating in rational conversation.
Brother I own guns, as do most of my family and as a kid I was a member of the NRA. I don't believe guns are the issue, people are, but I can see this shit is out of control, and I'm not willing to pretend otherwise. I have no fucking clue what the answer is, but I know how we're handling it now ANTE WORKING, and I strongly believe we can do MUCH BETTER. All the problems of this country are at stale mate because of the inability of both extremes to compromise. It's become a Zero-Sum Game of win or lose rather than a Non-Sum Game capable of producing a win win outcome.
So let me make a counter point using Dats and guns. There's far less legislative control and regulation over my weapons that are designed to take life, than there is over my Datsun, designed for transportation. For instance, I have to register my Datsun every year, I had to pass a test to get, and maintain a license to operate it, attached to that license is a government database with my entire driving and legal record, my age, a photo of me, and my address, I have to operate my Datsun under very strict laws that are closely monitored by city and state police at all times. if I break these laws I'm fined and my ability to drive can be restricted or revoked and my Datsun imponded, I have to insure it to protect others around me, about a year ago I had to take a vision test that I could not pass, so I can't even drive my Datsun any more. Dude I can't see for shit, but no one gives a flying fart that a blind guy has guns? Something's wrong with that.
Now, how would you feel about guns having the same laws and regulations as Datsuns?
The "Bill of Rights" now known as the original 10 amendments to the US Constitution were originally 11 amendments. the failed one prohibited seated members of the legislature from accepting a pay raise while they were serving in congress [since they would in effect vote themselves more money]. Since it had no expiration date, maybe a few more state governments should ratify it ?
We can argue til we are dead about firearms, but it is clear from the Federalist Papers that resistance to over powerful central government was a prime concern for the founding fathers. So they with the bill of rights corrected an omission in the original draft of the US Constitution so that there would be no abrogation of prior "Rights of Englishmen" as quoted in many state constitutions of the original 13 States.
Note that no one argues over the right to own a horse! BTW, my ancestors in Ireland were forbidden to own a horse with the value of 5 Pounds! We got away because Queen Elizabeth [the first] issued a royal decree that the McDonalds [and MacDonnells] of Ireland were "Loyal denizens of Scotland". My family is still in posession of our family farm for 500 plus years [no church or tax records go back due to burning of church records (the only legally recognized records)].