Way I see it, Knoell reads "People are good guys with guns until they aren't." as "People are terrible and we always need outside protection from ourselves and each-other." An admission of statist something something something.
Now, my reading of it would be, "The talking point of 'good guy with a gun' vs 'bad guy with a gun' (or, if you prefer, 'criminal' and 'non-criminal') is naive and childish and you can't divide the country's population into those two camps.
You can't possibly give the government the power to predetermine that everyone will be a criminal with ANYTHING in the world.
Want to buy a saw? How do we know you won't be chopping somebody up later? Hmmm, we are going to have to look into this.
Want to buy a car? Wellll you may end up killing someone so let's investigate whether you are worthy.
Want to buy a set of knives? Well, you may stab someone, so let the government cut your meat for you.
The problem is that you guys know nothing about guns, and yet you see the big scary black military looking assault rifle and think OMG! that thing is dangerous! Let's ban it. Yet you don't even look into the statistics of gun violence in America. It clearly points to pistols being the gun with the most blood on it (four times over), and you guys act like you won't try and disarm them next. You also act as if you won't be flipping out when a psycho walks into a school with a pistol. You guys are looking for solutions that will minimize casualties rather than protecting our children. It is a ridiculous way to think.
There are millions upon millions of guns in the US. There is not a gun violence epidemic. Just look at the statistics, and stop having knee jerk reactions to tragedies. Stop being the paranoid freaks you portray gun owners to be and live your lives. I love how home invasions where gun owners protect themselves are outliers but these school shootings are the norm. Fucking BS.