Though I did not see the President make as strong a case for gun control as I had wished, it was my hope that an airing of these issues would move us along in a more positive direction for both sides. Without a representation from those who flagellate the American public with rationalizations for no more gun control or innovation we are left to view the NRA as a cowardly but disturbing organization who flaunts their membership power but gives very few reasons for us to leave them and their members alone with their guns. I am unashamedly against handguns in the hands of the average citizen. That said, I wish to hear firm arguments made that are convincing to leave the 2nd Amendment alone and intact. Who among the NRA leadership is capable of a debate under controlled circumstances? My suspicion is that no one is able as they are blinded by their fear of external control. It is time to put away our playthings and get to work on preservation of values that allow us to modify guns and weaponry to protect us from their tyranny.