Timbo- can you justify the need to own an assault rifle? (without quoting an unscholarly source like wikipedia) Your ignorance and complete lack of empathy for the families suffering right now is disrespectful and an obvious teller of how succesful you would be at running our country. But just for the sake of your argument, let's look at a country, China, with a government whose policy decisions are based more on statistical arguments and less upon LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. China, being the communist country that they are, has gun control laws. How many people survived the stabbings just the other day? Were almost all of the children stabbed 6 or more times like the children shot in the school shooting? The concept of gun control is exactly how it reads. Controlled. They aren't taking your hunting rifle or shotgun away.