Let me start by apologizing for the mis-quotes in my paragraph. I can see that I am going to have to be more precise with any statements.
My point is that any one person with the mind set to do harm to another individual or group can't be stopped. You can pass all the gun laws that you want and it won't keep the guns out of the hands of people who are determined to do harm to others. Those who choose to be LAW-ABIDING citizens are the ones who pay the price of government control. We have the right to defend and protect ourselves and our families from those individuals who chose to do harm. I need a weapon of equal stature. I would not want to go up against a man who has a AK-47 with a BB gun. It would be like showing up to a gun fight with a knife.
At the end of the day law abiding citizens have the right to choose the weapon that makes them feel safest.