Just my 2 cents from someone who has mostly used shotguns and knows little about handguns and rifles. I've enjoyed this post - note how the pro-liberal posters on this thread appear to be constantly caught with the deer-in-headlights look! One item that I've caught from libertarian and conservative posters is that every hunting rifle can be perverted by liberals into an assault weapon... ultimately assaulting our freedom in the process!
Thanks for the info. I had better stop procrastinating and get moving to purchase a semiautomatic (thinking of a 40 or 45) and a 357 revolver before it's too late. As posted above in other words: "You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you." What clear thinking individual cannot see the handwriting on the wall?