Silentpadna mentioned the Second Amendment. When talking about gun control, some people run and hide behind the Second Amendment as an inalienable, funamental and far-reaching right.
I, too, support the Second Amendment. The founding fathers of our country crafted and included the Second Amendmant for a reason, and I think that reason needs to be respected. But first, we need to understand the reason why it's there . . . what was their real intention? To the best of my knowledge, without doing any deep research, single-shot ball and powder muskets were the high-tech weaponry that was all the rage when the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were written and adopted. Something like HCAW would have been unimaginable to the founding fathers 225+ years ago. How would they have regarded weapons like these when they wrote the Second Amendment? Is this the kind of weaponry that they intended for the citizenry to "keep and bear arms"? Would the Second Amendment have been worded differently if HCAW could have been comceivable and anticipated?