After debating with progressives for days now, I think I’ve got this gun control thing figured out
Essentially, the progressive argument — which tends to veer toward the predictable (we need to ban “assault weapons,” whatever those are; the Framers never anticipated high-powered weaponry; nobody “needs” a 30 round magazine; the Second Amendment gives power to the government to set up a militia; we need to close the gun show loophole, whatever that is! etc) — comes down to this: “We’ll tell you what it is you need, we’ll tell you how much of it you need, and we’ll know that when we see it. For the children.”
That’s a lot of power they wish to grant themselves over an erstwhile free people. So they’ll just have to forgive me if I decline to hand it over easily.