Here's an article I strongly recommend everyone read. It's the case for gun rights...from the Left. It's long, but read the whole thing. Here's a sample:
The only item on the list of anathematized “assault weapons” features that can be construed to have any significant functional value in this kind of mass shooting incident is the magazine. If you imagine that banning 100-round magazines will be helpful, go ahead. But be aware that a knowledgeable shooter wouldn’t use one; the Colorado movie shooter was taken down because he used a 100-round magazine, which jammed, as they are known to do. A shooter with a 30- or 10-round magazine, or even with a revolver and speedloaders, will still kill a whole lot of unarmed people. And legally limiting magazine capacity to seven bullets is just silly, as Gov. Cuomo found when he realized he had outlawed police handguns. (Of course, he’ll re-write the law to make an exception for those armed agents of the state.) A magazine is also a very easy item to fabricate (as guns themselves soon will be via the 3D printer). Trying to stop mass shootings by outlawing large-capacity magazines is like going after lung cancer by outlawing big cigarette cases.
Last line is a good line, and one that I'll happily steal.
BTW BTW, today and yesterday are the anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn...as you may recall, Custer lost. I've always believed it was a case of a pretty good general — Custer — meeting up with a truly great general — Crazy Horse.
Charles Russell's magnificent painting on Custer's Battle
If you've never walked the Custer battlefield, it is a very powerful and moving place. Ghosts walk that land, and it is sacred.