I guess you'll be giving up your firearm if you have one? Hee, hee!<quoted text>
The "half of the country" which is "ignorant and uninformed" tends to be the "conservative" half. But they are certainly not "silent" or "silenced," especially some of the most extreme right-wingers.
Here is a "right-winger" that you "gun-huggers" can be proud of: Police Chief Mark Kessler of Gilberton Borough (pop. 834), Pennsylvania. The chief basically says that he will not enforce any gun laws which, in his opinion, violate the Second Amendment. The chief punctuates his tirades with profanity and automatic-weapons fire. The mayor stands by the chief, and considers his statements to be a "free speech" issue.(Not crossing the chief sounds like a rather good idea for the mayor.)
Don't stop watching when the chief moves out of camera field-of-view. He is just reloading, with bullets and "f-words."
If you liked the video of Kessler linked above, YouTube gives you the option of watching 7 more of the chief's rants.
I love these videos. Kessler will do a lot to persuade the "Pelozies" (Pelosi), "Rieds" (Reid), & Franks & "Wieners" (Weiner) to enact more and more legislation in their efforts to keep firearms out of the hands of mentally-disturbed individuals.