I have no problems with tough gun laws and yes I am a gun owner, but it isn't the law abiding citizen that cause the troubles, nor is it the gun itself, it is as pointed out by so many above those individuals that use guns as an instrument to commit crimes against others. I don't think that banning weapons of any type will change anything, bad people are still going to be bad people, only they will be the ones with the guns. The police have a hard enough time as it is trying to keep the population safe. I doubt this is the case but at least right now the criminal has to think that a person might have a gun in there before he commits an offense who knows it might even deter more break-ins than you think. Sorry for being long winded.