This is from the blog of Scott Adams (Dilbert creator):
So letâ€™s stop acting as if there is something like â€œcommon senseâ€ gun control to be had if we all act reasonably. Thatâ€™s not an option in this case because we all have different risk profiles when it comes to guns. My gun probably makes me safer, but perhaps yours makes you less safe. You canâ€™t reconcile those interests.
Our situation in the United States is that people with different risk profiles are voting for their self-interests as they see it. There is no compromise to be had in this situation unless you brainwash one side or the other to see their self-interest differently. And I donâ€™t see anyone with persuasion skills trying to do that on either side.
http://blog.dilbert.com/post/146307088451/why-gun-control-cant-be-solved-in-the-usaSo as long as Democrats are mostly using guns to shoot innocent people (intentionally or accidentally) and Republicans are mostly using guns for sport or self-defense, no compromise can be had.