At least make it look as though you desire compromise and when the other side won’t go with 60/40 or 70/30 in your favor, play victim and make the anti gun lobby appear to be the villains.
In other word, appear to do something while doing nothing. That would be consistent with the present approach. Watching Fox the past few days, the only thing I’ve seen mentioned as a solution to the mass murder we’re experiencing is “arm more people”. Are you afraid? Get a gun and be powerful. Brandish that firepower and make it the *rule* that you solve your problems with a gun. That way you won’t get your knuckles skinned or, as I read about in the past 48 hours, have to live with the humiliation of being turned down on your marriage proposal. Here’s another: Was that a strange, suspicious-looking car driving slowly by your house looking at your yard?. Point your gun at them and scare them off. No? It was just a couple looking for real estate signs in your neighborhood to go to open house? Oops. Sorry about that. Welcome to the neighborhood!