I think that just like with any group both sides of the issue can have their extremists. Unfortunately, the extremists are usually the only ones who are heard because they are the loudest and most outspoken. I think that both sides of the issue can certainly be paranoid in their own ways. The fact that some of the extremists in the anti-gun crowd actually want all guns to be taken away speaks volumes. They have a completely irrational fear of guns and can't understand why anyone would want them. On the other hand, the extremists on the pro-gun side of the argument think that people should have access to any and all guns and don't understand people who would want to put any restrictions what-so-ever on guns.