Similar to the Global Warming debate, the gun control debate is virtually non-existent in mainstream. Global warming is well known to be a fraud and its easy to see why invitations to debate were consistently rejected by the pro global warming side. Global warming could have easily been exposed as a fraud if free fair debate was permitted. The New York Times has recently closed its environmental desk. ( see http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.ca/2013/01/ny-times-environmental-desk-goes-way-of.html ) No one is buying that anymore.
The Sandy Hook shooting has brought the gun control issue to light, and the liberal/democrat side has been using emotion and the importance of the problem to espouse its side while carefully side-stepping any reasoned debate.
The following short debate between Larry Pratt and that neo-liberal sack of shit, Piers Morgan illustrates how the liberal side tries to control the debate and keep it emotional while the more reasoned Pratt tries to tries to expose his reasoning.
A similar debate occured between Alex Jones and Piers Morgan, but Jones became overly emotional and was unable to espouse fact on air but was able to tell the listeners that there are studies available that show gun control does not reduce violent crime. In fact, violent crime always rises when gun control is implemented, this is consistent. Jones had the rightful indignation that many reasoned people are beginning to feel. Jones was not attempting to cover up fact. He was primarily trying to expose the FBI statistics.
The gun control debate is always framed buy gun control advocates as being strictly about violence by gun shot. It may very well be that gun use in crimes decreases, but violence itself increases. Gentle reader, would you rather be beaten to death, stabbed or shot ? Or would you rather be in equal footing with your would-be-assailant and have your equal footing act as an effective deterrent ?
Studies by the FBI and National Academy of Science show us the argument in favor of gun control is based on bad information assumed to be true by those that are mis-informed, lead by emotion, or lead by authority rather than reason.,
 Gun sales have been on the rise, these FBI statistics show a decrease in violent crime: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/violent-crime/violent-crime
 National Academy of Sciences panel on firearms and violence has reported its findings: (you have to read this carefully) http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2004/12/17/naspanel/ . Also see http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309091241&page=120#pagetop (a-priori means "independent of experience and necessarily true" eg: a straight line is the shortest distance between two points)