How do you get the existing guns off of the street? True, as a law abiding person, I might turn mine if it became law. However, do you actually believe the thugs that do drive by shootings, gang shootings, drug deal gone bad shootings will actually turn theirs in? If you do, I've got a bridge for sale.
I wish we didn't have to have guns for our protection. I would always obey the first rule of gun safety. Don't point it at anything you don't intend to shoot. If I'm not threatened, I'm as calm as anyone. However, if anyone tries to harm Mrs. O or our kids, I'll go Clint Eastwood all over their ass.
That's fair and that's what keeps the push on for the 2nd amendment.