Here's a summary of the discussion on here over the past few months:
Gun Enthusiasts - Having a dad is the most important thing about crime prevention, not gun laws. Here are some stories about people who went bad without good dads.
Common Sense Havers - Well yeah, that's part of it, but correlation isn't causation. There are a lot of factors, and these studies back it up.
Common Sense Havers - Here are some myths the other side is feeding you, and some studies to back it up.
Gun Enthusiasts - CORRELATION ISN'T CAUSATION AND ALL YOUR POINTS ARE INVALID GUN RIGHTS GUN RIGHTS GUN RIGHTS ZOMG IM GONNA BUY AN AR-15 BEFORE OBAMANATION BUYS EM ALL. OR BANZ EM. BUYS EM OR BANZ EM GUYS, WHAT ARE WE b****ING ABOUT THIS WEEK?
Meanwhile, I think the left went wrong a long time ago trying to go after scary looking guns. They should have used the incident with the police getting out-gunned in those bank robberies a few years back as an example that it's not about what the gun looks like, it's about what it's capable of.
There has to be some sort of standard, and I think "having the ability to shoot through a (insert standard issue) bullet-proof vest from X range" should be one of them...simply put, if a gun is capable of taking down an armed cop, it doesn't need to be semi-auto.
Oh well, can't get people to agree on anything.