Cheapy, not all gun control stories are as nice as it has turned out in Japan:
Turkey - From 1915 - 1917 there were 1.5 million Armenians killed after gun control enacted in 1911
Soviet Union - 1929 - 1953 there were 20 million dissidents killed after gun control enacted in 1929. Same in China from 1948 - 1952 after gun control started in 1935.
Uganda - From 1971 to 1979 there were 300,000 Christians were killed after gun control enacted in 1970.
Cambodia - From 1975 to 1977 there were 1 million educated people killed after gun control enacted in 1956.
The US government is set up with a system of checks and balances - the right to keep and bear arms is the final check and balance. It is to ensure that a tyrannical ruler does not impose his/her will on the masses.
Quit whining about the fact that you have to have a orange tip on a gun. There are replica airsoft guns here too, but they have the orange tip so that cops don't kill the kids pointing the gun at them. Boo Hoo, what a pathetic excuse for a complaint.
You say that you were in a bar and drinking, but don't mention how alcohol adversely affects society - why?