We better arm our teachers with M16s then.<quoted text>
You don't switch cylinders. They used to have "speed loaders" but I never used one and don't know how it works. They came out with speed loaders before semi-automatics became the gun to buy.
So let's say we ban all semi-automatics. Do you think the criminal will not use them? That's the point. We citizens need equal firepower of our attackers be it a robber or government.
I have a .357 revolver. It was given to me as a gift. A beautiful gun--all stainless steel. I love shooting it for target practice but would never consider it for the streets. I could fire six rounds in a semi-automatic before I could fire two rounds from that revolver. That puts me at a disadvantage to the criminal because he's not going to rob me using a revolver.
But I wonder how Great Britain can manage to have a rather peaceful society without even arming most of their police officers.