The planet you live on must be very nice.
On this planet, in these situations. The NRA always ends up as the temporary fall guy and they withstand the wrath of the media. Their followers remain loyal because they do not waiver in their message. Some people still respect that sort of thing.
The most recent tragedy has started the ban on assault style weapons all over again. (I'm not sure exactly which weapons are not styled for assaulting.) Anyway, a majority of firearms produced these days seem to be built on an "ar" platform. So, we would have as much luck collecting them as we've had keeping heroin off of our streets. It's a pointless debate but useful as an outlet for emotions. We have those too you see.