I'd like to know why we all should be clueless children by law if some people get their way
The Law is an ass. But depending on where you are the Law either says you must have a gun, must not have a gun or does not care if you have a gun.
I think the problem is a bit like political candidates;
The person who thinks they will make a good politician is the person who should not be one.
The person who thinks they can own a gun responsibly is the person who should not have one.
I enjoy guns, and have used them from an early age, but their primary purpose is as a weapon they are not a "tool".
The issue is perhaps not the gun itself or even ownership of the gun but easy access to the weapon 24 x 7.
I'd argue that the real issue is society. There is some psychological trigger than causes violence. I drive through crowded areas every day on my way to class. At any point in time, I could turn the steering wheel 10 degrees and murder no less than 25 people in less than 3 seconds. I could crash into a school bus and kill 20 - 100 children in less than one second. What could be easier than that? What keeps me and billions of other drivers from doing this every single day?
I'd also argue that the person that thinks they can store a gun safely is not the problem,. The problem is the people that don't think they have to store a gun safely. I.e. the gangbangers that shoot their nuts off while taking a pistol out of their waistband.