Neither side of the gun issue is willing to compromise. I am a believer in private ownership of guns. But I did not renew my membership for two reasons, one the NRA's inability to compromise when I feel they should and two, the incessant requests for more money. Now I understand the NRA or any gun owner hesitating to compromise. Especially after the BS that the state of California pulled. But maybe if the fears of gun owners could be allayed we could make some common sense compromises. For instance, I see nothing wrong with ballistic registration of guns. It would help us all if perps of gun crimes were caught and put away. And besides, when the public sees that most gun crimes are not commited with the legal guns it will only back what we have been saying all along, gun laws will not reduce crime. By definition criminals do not obey laws. Now what could we get back. Let's start with the elimination of laws regarding magazine size, folding stocks, and flash hiders. And if we get really lucky a lifting of the ban on semi automatic weapons that Clinton outlawed. But what will the anti-gun folks do to allay our fears this is just the first step towards confiscation of our guns? How about part of the law is that no more restrictions can be put on gun ownership without a national referendum? How about a clearly worded amendment clairifying the right to gun ownership? What can they offer? After all, our country is supposed to be about compromise on prickly problems.