@Ken6226 at 3:07 PM
Excellent point that cannot be stressed enough. Right now, the bad guys have access to stolen guns and guns obtained through straw purchases. The guns are bought here in the US and so are either revolvers or SEMI-automatic pistols. Once guns are banned, the only source of guns will be via smuggling from outside the country. There will be an explosion of crime where the bad guys will now have fully AUTOMATIC weapons. If you are going to break the law and buy a smuggled firearm, you may as well buy one that is full auto. Another unintended consequence.