I don't know where you get 90% of the population want tighter gun controls, I have not seen that figure before. There are other things that kill more people per year than people with guns (because the guns don't kill, people kill), but where's the outrage for those things? To, I guess I'll say most people, guns are scary, because they don't understand them, they don't understand why anyone would want one, and they don't necessarily want to understand. What I want to see is greater punishment for crimes committed with a gun, the way the government did with so called hate crimes. Punishment for people who allow minors to gain unsupervised control of a gun, would also be a great thing. Making it more difficult for law abiding citizens to gain access to a gun is ridiculous, when it is the criminals with guns who kill people. Even if a normally law abiding citizen snaps and kills someone, there are laws already existing to counter that. Just because it is possible that someone will use a gun to kill someone, doesn't mean that no one should have a gun.