Today's "safe" hunting rifle is tomorrow's high powered sniper rifle with military grade ammunition shooting armor piercing bullets.
Tom Servo has posted some great links to the GSVC's view on how since they lost the fight against handguns, then they needed to target "assualt weapons", that strategy isn't confined to semi-automatic copies of Mr. Stoner's little aluminum rifle.
And after the high powered sniper rifles, next will be the pump action shotguns.
NRA Life Member
Big Sister: "You should be sponsored by Allen"
Me: "If you can't shoot good, at least look good walking to the firing line."
Big Sister: "Can you not afford a Pelican? Then buy an Allen gun bag."