"Warlike" = foreign policy.
"eliminate senseless murders" = fiction/fantasy land, there is no country that has eliminated senseless murders.
"No need to worry about children being murdered" = media driven hysteria and caricature of gun owners.
Why should any of these assertions be taken seriously again? You look far more like the "paranoid" you accuse gun owners of being.
Thousands dead in Vietnam. Thousands more in Iraq and Afghanistan. Still thousands more on 9/11. Hows that "foreign policy" working out for you?
No country has eliminated senseless murders. Correct. However, many (like my own) have made it more difficult. The problem is, when a country vehemently resists these efforts, they are doomed to see more and more of them and at a far greater rate than countries that have made the effort.
"Media driven hysteria" seems to be your go-to phrase for anything you can't explain. The fact is mass shootings in the US have been going on for quite a while. It's not like the mdeia has decided to stir up a frenzy all of a sudden. They're just reporting on what they see and what they see is a lot of people who are finally waking up and saying "enough is enough".
As far as me being more paranoid than the gun nuts, I'd be willing to bet that there will be another mass shooting in the US before the government takes away all US citizens' rights and becomes a dictatorship. We'll revisit this when one or the other happens...