My Parliament has successfully defeated the gun lovers, and this is the most popular decision among the electors.
We have democratically defeated the gun lovers on one whole Continent.
Naturally the gun lovers hate us for we have shown what can be done in a liberal democracy.
Gun lovers hate us because we have shown how to successfully limit the power of gun lovers.
And make no mistake: gun lovers love power.
And power tends to corrupt, and absolute power, the power of the gun, corrupts absolutely.