Lowbacca I think the suggestion was he could quickly switch guns, rather than reload a single gun. Right, but John Woo?s movies usually have guys fire two guns at once, or at least carry a few weapons at a time yes? Perhaps I?m thinking of someone else. My point was that even quickly switching guns is more cumbersome than firing a gun with a high-capacity magazine...or a flamethrower. Actually, at least based on how you described it, he DID lose his right to a firearm according to existing law. Federal law states that one of the categories that disqualifies someone from being able to own a firearm is anyone that is "subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner". (Brady Act, 922(g)) Good point, and I think this is the crux of the problem that needs to be solved...communication between, say, the armed forces, the court and the FBI/NCIS. Mr44 DS, FID, I don't know what you guys are asking with your posts. I just think they're the type of reactionary replies that a couple of people warned against earlier in the thread. The simple answer to all the above is that no one knows. Frankly, I find your dismissive response troublesome. They?re not any more ?reactionary? than yours or anyone elses are. They simply present the opposite ?what ifs?. Your most recent post seems to suggest ?violence happens, so no point banning, or even having much of a layer of regulation, on any type of weaponry. Anyone who disagrees is being reactionary?. I thought I was clearly being sarcastic when I used flamethrowers as an example. I also thought I was clear when I said banning certain magazines/guns was not the most pressing problem. I also think it?s obvious that I don?t believe that it will prevent all violence. But again, I?m going to go back to my overall point that you didn?t address...that we all agree that there is a line to be drawn yes? No one is advocating allowing any and all guns to be legal. And we agree that no law is going to 100% stop every crime. But why make it so easy to obtain such weaponry, aside from ?well, crime happens so screw it.?