NOTE :- This is not mean't to be an attack on anyone's rights or opinions about firearms. Please let's keep this out of the whole "rights" issues and all that nonsense.
Where do we get to with gun control?
The countries which currently ban them, will they eventually become legal as we go towards a "global community"?
The countries which currently allow them, at what level will the line be drawn? How much of a gun (if that's a logical statement) is enough for the purposes it's wanted for?
I know there's a whole load of heat in the states around this and I mostly want to avoid the whole thing as it's very emotional and illogical. I did, however, see one news item which kind of spurred this thought train. I forget whether it was passed or just proposed but there was a thing about allowing a 20mm rifle for "sporting purpose". Considering that anything above 20mm is no longer a small arm and would be classified properly as a cannon and that even a military "anti-material" rifle tends to be "only" 12.7mm in calibre, what could anyone be hunting which would need a 20mm rifle? I'd have to conclude that bears are arming themselves now and we need to take them out at a thousand yards reliably.
Anyhow, please discuss...where do we end up from where we are now?