I haven't seen any statistics that indicate people who own guns are more likely to have harm averted by the guns they own than they are to have harm inflicted by the guns they own; the usual claim is that you are more likely to be harmed by gun in your house than to keep harm averted. I believe in the ability to protect yourself, but prefer to find ways that place yourself less at risk. Sometimes you need to ingest poison as a medical treatment, but those times are rare.
Consider this. The current "war on drugs" has essentially been selectively waged against people in poor neighborhoods and even then overwhelmingly targeted at minorities. It's one of the most despicable realities we tolerate, encourage even. Within that established framework gun rights by and large could be stripped from minority communities. Many, even many who favor gun rights for good ol' law abiding Americans, would see massive restrictions on gun ownership targeted at poor minorities in the inner-cities as a good thing. I see gun ownership, or gun rights at least, as an enfranchising factor. When I am free to own powerful weapons it is clear that I'm not seen as the enemy. It is clear that I and the government are on the same team. To strip gun rights from minorities in the inner city it would just further drive a wedge between black and white America.
I agree that it is a very slippery slope GF. It could easily be widened to anyone on any type of meds for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive...
It would need to be worded in a very clear, very hard to change way.
Also, I don't recall asking for any specific thing in this thread, except to find ways to reduce the number of bullets a shooter can send out in a killing rampage. What laws do that?
There are already laws about how and where you can carry. Using a firearm increases your crime, punishment and opens you to additional crimes. Not my fault you wanted to ignore the specifics that already address what you are Bradley asking about.
As to the second, I'm surprised you're not an advocate of better education for gun owners as a solution to your problem. Shouldn't education be the first step taken?