You also underestimate the importance of an outside perspective. You're clouded. There is nothing complicated about being an American.
You call it slander, I call it realism. Apologies if I offended, I didn't realise it would touch a nerve with some of you. But times change. You can't live your life by the same laws that worked in the past. You have to adapt to modern life, or witness the consequences.
I am far from clouded. I see the reality and recourse of banning guns. You do not just because you have a few friends and the media. The media loves to point to the negative and not the positive. If you do not believe in arms ownership, then so be it. Ultimately I will not judge you and your belief if you respect my right to own guns all in the same. This country turns more into conformity of the minority voice and not the rights that it was founded on. 200 years ago or not, that is the foundation of this country. You do not just go uproot it and think that is the correct change and approach.