Many folks feel that only soldiers or police (authorities) should have access to "military" style weapons. Is anyone considering the fact that one purpose of the 2nd amendment is give citizens the right to protect themselves against a tyrannical government (remember King George)? Hitler understood that he could only seize true dictatorial powers once weapons were no longer in the hands of the people. He was, after all, only striving to accomplish his vision of a stronger Germany. Remind you of anyone else?