SonicFilter stop the silly nonsense! People buy guns to collect them just like people collect stamps, coins, knives etc.. etc.. When you start telling people what they can and cannot have then you have a socialist Government. Why don't we make cocaine, meth and LSD illegal? That will surely take them off the streets! Do you think? If banning guns worked, Washington, DC and New York City would be the safest cities in the country. Since 1976, it's been illegal in Washington, DC to own any handguns or to keep any type of gun in your home unlocked and fully assembled. However, Washington, DC is the murder capital of the United States next to Detroit.<quoted text>
In Heller, a 5-4 majority, led by Justice Antonin Scalia, held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a gun so as you can see, the opinion of a wingnut will have little bearing on a assault weapon ban.
New York City has had severe gun control laws since 1911, yet it also ranks among the most dangerous places in the country. In both cities, violent criminals can easily obtain the most deadly weapons on the streets within minutes.