What people seem to be getting upset about is that they take any sort of anti-gun stance as a personal attack: they see pencil-necked liberals saying that they (gun owners) can’t operate heavy guns. That isn’t the case.
Look at it this way: it’s a lot like drinking. Most of us are responsible drinkers and wouldn’t want to be told how much or what we can drink, yet we all know that there are many people out there who aren’t responsible drinkers – people who abuse the power of responsibility. There are fair laws in this country about how much you can drink before you drive, how old you have to be to drink, and where you can drink. There should be laws like that for guns. Change the word “gun” to “alcohol” in any gun-nut / conspiracy theorist’s argument and they will look like a massive alcoholic who demands the right to drink wherever and as much as they please. The fact of the matter is: while you, the sane person reading this, might be very responsible, there are many out there who aren’t.
Nobody is coming to “take away all of America’s guns” – that mentality is paranoia at its finest. What Obama is trying to do is pass laws not on you the responsible gun owner but for the people out there who abuse that power.