The Left (arguing in Stage 1 thinking, as always) says, “We must control guns!” and “We will now mobilize tens of thousands to demonstrate for that goal.”
The Right (arguing from Stage 2, as usual) asks: “But will ‘Gun Control’ actually control guns?”
When a Stage 1 argument — that automatically appeals to the majority of the country that doesn’t want to think about things too deeply(1), meets a Stage 2 response, the Stage 1‘ers ignore it — because they haven’t thought about it, and therefore don’t understand it — and simply reassert their initial, generally stupid, shallow statement.
It’s a stupid, shallow statement that the overwhelming majority of the American media will take as Surpassing Wisdom, and Obvious Truth, and pass, unedited, along, while heaping scorn on those who would respond with a superior, less shallow argument… that they in the media simply don’t understand.
It’s on these levels — Stage 1 and Stage 2 — that the vast majority of our political “debates” take place. The problem: There are (at least) eight stages, the most elevated, and the most likely of which to deliver real, positive change is: Stage 8.
(1) No discredit to them, but they have lives too, and the Left preys upon the fact that  their lives are already largely full, and  they want to say that they had a hand in improving the country.