Originally Posted by lonestar
for some it is a hobby,
for others it is a vocation, still others use them for hunting food.
for myself to kill the no good clown trying to rob/kill me with the gun/knife/machette they have..
I can accept if farmers need them, but why can't hunters have their guns at the local police station, for the guns to be checked in and out? There's absolutely no reason for anyone to own an assault rifle, absolutely no reason whatsoever. If people enjoy it as a hobby then maybe they should join or start a clay pigeon shooting group instead of slaughtering animals 'for fun'.
Considering you can't ban people, guns is the obvious suggestion. 'Right to own a firearm', sounds as prehistoric as 'right to own a slave'.