Criminals don't follow laws. Taking any weapon from a law abiding citizen just gives criminals more opportunities. To make the streets safe take away the criminal that is causing the crime. When was the last time you saw an assault rifle running around of its own accord cause mayhem and death? People kill people, not guns. And it is not about hunting it is about our right to keep and bear arms. Hunting has nothing to do with it. No hunter is going to use an automatic assault weapon on a deer or other game. One shot one kill, nice and clean, damage as little as possible.