I don't know that I've ever chimed in on the gun issue. My side is pretty simple, guns have only one purpose, violence and for that reason, I want no part of them. I think it's way too easy to get guns on the street, in the stores, etc. I think that it needs to be way hard to get a gun, and once you own one, you should have to regularly prove they you should still be allowed to have one.
I got back from lunch today to learn of a shooting in the neighborhood where I live. The crime rate in my town is pretty low, so it was especially hard to hear about. Guns were involved, they shouldn't have been.