I wish they were legal to own without jumping through all of the hoops. They used to be. They would then be less expensive and you could buy a new one. I would love to have a .22lr auto to plink with. Way too many laws on the books the way it is.
It's kind of like the "poop in the brownies" analogy. How much poop do you put into a batch of brownies before you will not eat them? I'm guessing any poop in the brownies at all will be a bad thing.
So, how many gun laws need to be introduced before the next one is too much? I think we passed that mark long ago.