Oh yes they do know what they're talking about. They're talking about disarming citizens for power and control and for no other reason. I have an M-1 Garrand with about 25 clips full of ammunition. I would hope I would never have to use it in anger, but Gen. George Patton didn't call it the greatest fighting instrument ever invented for no reason. If one needs to fight, it's much better to have a proper instrument than not, that's for sure.