I get the emotion driving all of these bans of specific firearms. It doesn’t make logical sense though. Of all the millions of guns (semi-automatic or not), how many legally owned are used in violent crimes? A pretty small percentage. Tighten up the loopholes for purchasing legally and do background checks to help reduce those further, sure. But people should not be restricted from legally and safely using firearms in violation of their constitutional rights because a few whackos kill people with ones they got by slipping through current legal purchase loopholes or illegally. The honest truth is, no amount of restrictions on law abiding citizens is going to save the lives of those proponents claim they will because law abiding citizens don’t go around shooting people. In general, laws don’t save people from violence. They make it possible to prosecute and punish the violent offenders.