I feel compelled to point this out, given all my recent postings about guns: I worked at a Trap range through high school, and my family has always had a modest collection of firearms. I own a Beretta Px4 that I have fun with on the rare occasion I get to visit a shooting range. I know what responsible gun ownership looks like.
So when I rant about this kind of thing, know that I am not in the camp of shifting our system to the point where it is a federal crime to own a pistol or even to carry one around (provided you are licensed to do so).
I would encourage everyone to take a read through a summary of Gun Politics in almost every major country. It shows that you can regulate the sale and possession of guns, you can still allow hunters to hunt, home defenders to defend, and target shooters to target shoot. It also shows some of the extremes that we would probably want to avoid.