Since the United States is facing a recession then the recent increase in violent gun crimes could be drawn as a correlation which would indicate the need for increased gun control and possible a ban on certain kinds of guns. I think that we need to completely do away with handguns since they can be concealed, what possible reason could a person who obeys the law want with a concealed handgun? People who obey the law aren't trained like police, so it makes sense to get rid of the handguns so that no one hurts themselves trying to be a hero because a criminal enters the scene. It's the police's job to take care of criminals so lets leave the vigilante stuff to the comic books.
Also, semi-automatic rifles don't really have any use in hunting so there is little reason to keep those around since every time you hear about them in the news is when someone has gone crazy and used one that they have militarized with pistol grips and huge magazines to kill hundreds of people.
People should be looked at too, people who have had mental problems or depression don't need to have guns, people who have been charged with crimes should not have guns, at least not until they are proven innocent. This is about saving lives and we must all do our part.
Probably the worst argument I hear from the pro-gun lobby is that it is a god given right to bear arms. There is no god, so there is no inherent right. People need to understand that the American forefathers didn't intend for them to have guns unless they are in the army, thus the "well-regulated militia." Ask any atheist about the god argument, they will tell you, you cant use god in a U.S. court as an argument because there isn't one.
I know this is an emotional topic, I'm not trying to get people angry, these are just ideas that need to discussed. Besides, the people who get angry over words are the ones who need to be kept away from guns. I don't want someone close to me getting angry and having quick access to an illegal gun, I don't want to die and my family doesn't want to die either. Guns just don't make us safe they make life dangerous and people don't need that especially these days.