"Never tell me the odds!"
And I think most POTG agree with you that we need to find a way to stop the nutjobs from getting guns legally. But there are far too many on your side of the argument for whom the only option is to ban ALL guns.The horse is already out of the barn - 9/11 was a unique attack. You won't see 4 planes commandeered again.
I see where you two are trying to go with. But the terrorist problem is not the epidemic problem that is the mass shooting problem. We had people take over planes, and the entire country changed. Even the constitution was bent. Measures like stop and frisk, if you were black or brown, you could be stopped without reasonable or probably cause and "checked out" by a local police force. The Patriot Act also skirted some very fine edges too. Thing is, the country came together and both sides D&R decided to do something about it.
I'm not saying take your gun away. I'm saying lets find a way and stop the nutjobs (mental sick problem) people from getting guns legally. There's got to be a way to work that in the legal framework that keeps both sides relatively at peace.
We have laws in place to stop those people from gaining guns. They are not working. What most people of the gun realize is only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. We have proof of that every day. Our police forces and military stop bad guys with guns nearly every time. In nearly every case where a bad guy brings a gun and find himself out gunned its over in no time. But if the bad guy doesn't face a good guy with a gun he can go all out until the good guys with guns get there. In the time he starts shooting until the good guys show up can be minutes or hours.
I know its seems counter productive to add more guns not less but the fact of the matter is the police can not be every where all the time. But there are enough of us good guys with guns who can make the difference and save lives.