Well, we have a couple of problems.
First, we are making an assumption that the actions of politicians are due to lack of knowledge, second, that we can correct that by educating them.
Their actions are to further their own agendas, and no amount of information we can supply is likely to change that.
Instead, change the politician. Throw the bum outa office. Be willing to contribute money and TIME to people running against them. When you find one that does the right things, send THEM an email thanking them.
But don't waste your time with someone that wants to ban a rifle because it can accept a bayonet.
PS- I used to have some of them there heat seekers. IIRC, the MOS was 11Q- Redeye Missle Gunner. But I think mine were bigger than the ones in the video!