jbat35, you have lots of ideas and opinions, but one thing you forget about guns and people: Beaucoup little old ladies have ruined a bad guy's day with a single-shot 20-gauge or the late husband's old SAA.
Read the Armed Citizen blurbs in any issue of the American Rifleman or the American Hunter and you'll find that a lot of what you say is, if not wrong, irrelevant.
You're from BATFE? Come right in! I use all your fine products!