Sources: FAS, CBO
quote: That's not to say it should be abolished. It's clearly there for a reason. But there is a definite difference between handguns and say, assault rifles. Or barret 50 cals.
quote: Besides do you really think you have a better chance of standing up to the US army then the taliban, or al-qaida, who have basically been at war for 30-40 years now, so know a thing or 2? What do you know? And even if you're a trained ex-navy seal or whatnot, what does your neighbour know? Because if they come for you, and your neighbour doesn't help out, not even a tank will save you. Isn't that the reason why the 2nd amendment exists? Because 1 man with a musket doesn't do alot but 10 might? You'll need 10 muskets for that, but also 10 people who will watch your back.