it really boils down to what you mean by gun control
if this is your idea of gun control …
The best way to prevent gun violence is to ban handguns.
Michael K. Beard (Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, president); “Letters to the Editor”, Wall Street Journal, p. A19, 1997-07-23
Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.
Joseph Biden (US Senator); quoted by AP, 1993-11-18
Yes, I’m denying you your rights.
Tom Bradley (Los Angeles Mayor), on constitutional rights at a “Save the Brady Bill” rally; from article by Steve Comus, Western Outdoor News, 1992-09-04
The goal of CSGV is the orderly elimination of most handguns and assault weapons from the United States. CSGV seeks to ban handguns and assault weapons from importation, manufacture, sale, transfer, ownership, posession and use by the general, American public. Reasonable exceptions would be made for the police, military, security officers, and gun clubs where the guns are secured on the club’s premises. Gun dealers would also be permitted to trade in antique and collectable weapons kept and sold in inoperable condition. Hunting weapons, such as shotguns and rifles would un affected by these bans,as those weapons do not pose a large threat to the American public in comparason to handguns and assault weapons.
Recruiting flyer, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
I don’t believe that assault rifles ought to be sold in America.
John Kerry (US Senator, D-MA)