I have a political viewpoint on the gun issue summarized as;
I don’t care even an iota about what the founding fathers said about anything. They were mostly a bunch of rich male slave owners with no moral center when other people in the same time period had such a center. So any argument using the constitution is worthless to me personally though if it can be used successfully in an argument with the US voters overall I will be cognizant as to its effectiveness on others.
if I were dictator I’d draw the line at the crossbow (which is to say crossbows are illegal - only long and compound bows allowed). But as @SkepticTank says the genie is out of the bottle and a whole lot of people are going to bristle a lot and some may do a lot more that that if you try to restrict rights they are used to exercising.
So what I typically propose is no new bans. No ban on say all semiautomatic which is the only rational place one can draw a line when discussing assault rifles. I would concentrate on background checks, licensing, perhaps even putting identification in bullets. And make sure we get actual gun owners who do want guns out of the hands of crazy people on board.
To @SkepticTank: you would have to make a much better case if you want to move someone on what is usually a very emotional or strongly held viewpoint. I don’t know what it would take for me to want to get a gun but it hasn’t happened yet and I have a hard time imagining a bunch of conservative crazy people are coming to attack me. Is this your entire argument - that there will be a literal culture war? Any other reason I should get a gun?