In reply to 12twist's point 2, we have been through exactly this in the UK. After the Hungerford massacre all self loading rifles were banned in 1988 (ish), after the Dunblane school masacre all metallic cartridge handguns were banned in 1997, automatic rifles have been banned from civilian ownership in the UK since 1947. What has happened since all this legislation came in? Armed crime rose by over 40% in the UK in the 2 years following the Handgun ban. The goverment pledged that they would remove all guns from the streets and told any handgun owner in the UK that if we did not surrender our handguns we would face up to 10 years imprisonment and up to £10,000 fine. They were only able to do this because all these weapons were held on firearms certificates by law abiding sportsmen and the police knew exactly where they were.
As proved over here, legislation against law abiding people will not stop the criminal element from commiting crime.
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