Gun control is not about protecting kids or anyone else. It's a leftist agenda, plain and simple.
I disagree, I believe people other than leftists are supporting gun control because they are genuine in their concerns for kids and the general population.
But a lot of these people are ignorant of the real issues here, and they wouldn't know a machine gun from a semi automatic rifle.
Educating these people is important to win the public relations war because I think these people also want some measure of self defense because they know govt. can't always protect them and their loved ones.
I think everybody here agrees that if there is away to prevent another Newton, Aurora, or Fort Hood and not enfringe on a person's right to keep and bear arms; we'd support it.