Good point that I think a lot of us "gun control advocates" miss. There are enough laws and probably too many regulations but I still hate what guns do to people. Though I actually find firearms fascinating because of my enjoyment of well made toys. People who target shoot, collect and hunt (not fond of) are the types I can associate with though I understand the need for equal protection against the lunatic fringe. I actually have a folding knife collection but I see them as tools, not weapons though a few in my collection are military and personal protection based.Here's the thing, there are laws against using arms against others, these laws are assault, battery, negligent injury/homicide, and murder/attempted murder. Very few of the tens of thousands of gun control laws on the books are proper, however many of us on the pro side do agree with things like criminal/involuntary comission laws, concealed carry laws, etc.
Except in the North Hollywood incident, which I think they meant to really commit suicide and the old pump shotgun was a robber fav at one time. Ever see the Steve McQueen film "The Getaway"?Your typical criminal won't use an assault rifle, too bulky and hard to conceal, also too expensive to ditch. Terrorists on the other hand tend to have backers, but they aren't going to buy these guns from a legit source to begin with, too easy to trace.
He buys a 12 gauge pump with double #00 buck, then blows a cop car down to the frame. After that he goes into a hotel and proceeds to cut a wall in half. Even cops carry the old riot gun.
Though I agree with this statementI believe in some limits in the way of access to proper citizens without criminal records or psychiatric problems.Still, whenever there is any proposal to limit a type of firearm, it's always a violation of the second amendment, and anyone who is in favor of the limitation is anti second amendment.