My thoughts are if you take away guns from law abiding citizens then just as with drugs the control goes to the criminal element. Just like alcohol prohibition, control went to thugs and organized crime and the war on drugs put the power in the hands of cartels...so would banning guns. It may seem counter itutive to conservative who covet the second amendment but the two issues are the same. If you say you can't take guns away from law abiding citizens because then only criminals will have control of guns and that is bad then you have to apply that same reasoning to the war on drugs. The control goes from the people and the govenment to the criminal element.