I have had some deep thoughts on this topic actually. So when we get into the hot topics like guns I get accused of not wanting to listen to others because I run liberal. I honestly don't agree, I listened and learned from my ex-FIL about hunting and actually support it (still got bashed for being a vegetarian). I don't think the law needs to reflect my exact opinion or that people who disagree with me are bad people, however I stopped holding my breath that anyone from the other side would show compassion, curiosity, care, or anything about my negative experiences with guns.
From this, do I want to change people or do I want to be open to how they could change and we could all get to know each other better?