i agree with tubby. No one should be carrying an automatic weapon of any kind, apart from the armed forces...
Well, I am a little biased towards guns.
I've seen what guns to do people. Long story short, I had to watch a few friends in grieving because a friend of theirs found their dad's gun and decided it'd be cool to play with it... Gun goes off, kid dies.
Now, fair granted that the kids should not have been playing with it - or you could even lop the blame on the parent for leaving the gun locker key around, or maybe even the gun locker open.
But, who needs a handgun in a non-rural home? Seriously - what possible advantage do you have of a gun in your home? Added security? Shit... I get that with Kingmore, my baseball bat.
I believe that if you want to hunt, or you just want to shoot at something. There should be designated places to do so - just like there are designated places to go race V8 supercars or nascars. *shrugs*
I think the main point that arises with Americans and gun laws is that "2nd amendment" thingo? Where they feel its their right to have guns and we all know that Americans hate being told they can't do something.
Afterburner - don't take it personally buddy. But if I said to you tomorrow "Look man, I'll buy your gun off you for it's current value, and if you wanna shoot something - you can go to this location and do it without the threat of something going wrong", what would you say to me?
Although, admittedly - I understand that America is alot different to Australia with their guns. There is alot more hostility and violence with them in the sense of crime.
But seriously, what kind of coward needs to drive by his enemy and pump 2 rounds into him and twelve more into an innocent child nearby?
Personally, the only time I'd ever use a bullet against someone, is to throw to them before I spear tackle the bastard and give him a hefty headbutt. But that is just more of a 'scare tactic' in my opinion.