The law of unintended consequences applies to our next election. Although it will be overlooked (intentionally) during the campaign, gun control debates will follow the next election in a covert rear-guard action.
While attempting to compile my thoughts, I ran across the following quote. As I cannot summarize it better, here it is:
"Make no mistake about it; Gun control laws increase the power of government and the criminal element over the average citizen, and serve no other purpose."
The New American, Vol. 9, No. 12 for 14 June, 1993.
I am personally in favor of gun control - defined as hitting the target effectively through proper stance, controlled breathing, and smooth trigger squeeze; applied repeatedly until the threat is eliminated.