In Facing the Real Gun Problem, Cole claims gun-control supporters have a fundamental misunderstanding of gun owners and their advocacy groups.
He writes, "[A]ny effort to address gun violence must also look beyond gun regulation, to the root causes of the violence. As noted above, the vast majority of gun deaths are caused by handguns. The Constitution forbids banning ordinary guns, and Americans do not support such bans anyway. And with 270 million guns already in private hands, it is too late for a meaningful ban in any event. Accordingly, if we want to do something about gun violence, we must move beyond guns themselves, to address the problem at its roots."
- Bob Davis