"Common sense gun control
It has so many political uses. Just calling it "common sense" cuts the legs of anyone who might disagree with you, as if saying makes it so, giving you permission to insult their smarts with the politically correct curse, "That's just not intelligent!" After all, you wouldn't disagree with anyone who held an intelligent opinion, so anyone who disagrees with you must be dumb. Segregationists used that pretty effectively in "separate but equal" education, so why shouldn't you?
Then there's the cry, "If it could save the life of just one child!" It identifies you as the only person in the room who actually cares about the lives of children. And anyone who disagrees with you obviously must not. But that could be a double-edged sword. If the Right to Life crowd figures out how to use it, abortion could be in trouble. They might even bring up all the children killed with cars, bicycles, swimming pools and the fuel for drunk drivers, which you know you're not about to give up. But talk about babykillers. When you can make your political opponents look like they just haven't come out of the closet yet and shot up a playground, it takes so much heat off abortionists. Maybe it's worth the risk after all.
Saying in horrified tones, "He had a thousand rounds of ammunition! Nobody needs that much!", makes a serious target shooter look like he's about to charge the nearest schoolyard and start blowing kids away. Never mind the fact that he probably never pointed a gun at anyone, much less killed anybody, nor threatened to do so, outside of military service or a home invasion. Never mind that ammunition is expensive, that a rifle, pistol or shotgun match takes 50 to 80 rounds to shoot, and that buying ammunition in bulk makes it more economical to keep in practice and stay competitive. Never mind that bulk purchases for just a single rifle, pistol and shotgun, each in a single calibre, could add up to 3000 rounds, and that many competitive shooters have more than one calibre. Common sense gun control makes it possible to impugn a dedicated father and target shooter as a potential and likely babykiller, and by extension, anyone else who owns a gun.
Common sense gun control empowers you to commit any bigotry. It gives you the right and tools to raise doubts about the character, motives, thoughts and potential actions of people who never met you, never harmed you, never threatened you, and never would to you or anyone else who didn't offer them an eminent violent threat.
I tell you what. If the KKK could bottle up that kind of bigotry and guzzle it at their rallies, they could be unstoppable."