In the political realm among the Center-Left alliance there's a raging determination to control guns in America. Harry Reid dropped his proposal to ban assault weapons because he saw the writing on the wall, but Diane Feinstein hasn't seen the light -- she and other Leftists and Centrists are declaring victory, sooner or later. It looks like it's going to be later, much later.
The above link shows a chart listing Americans' priorities, and guns are not a priority. Americans care about jobs and unemployment and a meddling government that's killing jobs and keeping unemployment high. If the Left and the Center spent half as much energy removing all government obstacles to economioc growth as they do trying to "re-interpret" the Second Amendment, they might be popular. As it stands, government is about as popular as jock itch.