If you are for gun control or are anti-gun, what you are really saying is that you only want military and police to have guns. History has shown that when only governments and law enforcement have guns, eventually they turn on the people. The 2nd Amendment is not there to protect us from the deer when they decide to organize and run amok in our flowerbeds. And it's not there to protect us so we can go target shooting.
It's there to protect the other two mechanisms we have for political change: That of the vote and that of free speech.
Our political mechanisms for change are listed for us in the order we are to use them: Voting, Speech, Arms. Voting allows us to put someone in office to do the things we think need done. Free speech protects us from the government when we finally criticize it and advocate for change. And the 2nd Amendment is there to protect our other two mechanisms for political change.
The 2nd Amendment does not lay out any exceptions. In fact, we are the only country in all of recorded history which has explicitly laid out the unrestricted right to have and carry weapons. It clearly says "shall not be infringed." It does not say "unless it's a gun that shoots really really fast" and it doesn't say anything about "high capacity". In fact, the Girandoni air rifle existed before the Constitution was written. It carried 22 rounds and could fire all of them in less than 30 seconds. Ban on assault rifles? No high capacity magazines? There is no exception - "Shall not be infringed." In fact, the 2nd Amendment does not say anything about guns. It says "arms." Swords, knives, sticks, clubs, guns are ALL covered by the 2nd Amendment.
If you don't like a law, change it. You don't abandon it if you don't like it because there's no difference between that and anarchy. If you don't like the 2nd Amendment, your only recourse is to amend the Constitution. And that's difficult. That's why the right to bear arms was put in the 2nd Amendment. It's SUPPOSED to be difficult to change it.
Gun control advocates have consistently attempted to curtail those rights in regards to guns. Never once have gun control advocates wanted to back down or admit they were wrong. And every time someone kills someone else with a gun, they attempt to introduce legislation or lawsuits. Remington, one of the oldest gun companies, has filed for bankruptcy because of an on-going lawsuit about what someone else did with what they made.
Think about that for a second: let's blame everyone except the person who pulled the trigger.
Gun control advocates rarely say that we should ban cars but cars are the weapon when it comes to deaths via DUI. We hold the driver responsible instead of legislating cars away. So we have to constantly have this conversation about tighter gun control laws.
So when are we gonna talk about "gun control?" When are you gonna stop?