Guns are beyond controlling at this point. Too many in circulation and legal to manufacturer, sell, purchase and possess. So at this point really nothing will stop anyone who wants to buy/steal/borrow a gun from going on a shooting spree.
50,000 handguns are stolen a year. That is 5 times the number of guns used to murder people every year (about 9000 firearm murders a year). So guns will always be available to criminals.
So I think the average citizen should be able to carry a gun for protection. I think it should require a CC license because I think some basic instruction about state laws and when to shoot and not shoot is a good thing. I hate open carry, think it is mostly just showing off and alarms people and hurts the gun cause.
I hate the NRA, just a right wing group interested in keeping people paranoid and selling guns. And they are a right wing nut haven. Ted Nugent mode. I would ban any member form the DU who supported the NRA. But I don't set the rules.
Dems should not fight guns as it will just cause us to lose voters and not reduce gun deaths.
I do think most gun owners overestimate the chances they will need a gun in their lifetime. Most cops never fire their weapon in the line of duty and should be in situations more often than the average citizen. Hell, NYC has 30,000 cops and only about 75 cops fire their guns a year.
So what happens in the UK is of no matter to me. It is a very different country with a different gun history.
Where is Canada? France? Britain? Australia? Ireland? Sweden? Etc. USA, USA, USA, USA, USA.....