Back in the days of old with knights in their (probably not so) shiny armor, the lords tried to outlaw the longbow. It had the power to penetrate their vaunted armor and so made the peasant the equal of any lord. Our lords and masters are now trying to outlaw guns which provide us peasants with the exact same advantage that the longbow provided. They can no more put that genie back in the bottle than the old Knights could. Declaring gun free zones and banning certain weapons only stop the law abiding. Just another way for people to bury their heads in the metaphorical sand.