So let's keep automatics, but stop semi autos from approaching automatic fire rate. Let's ignore that the majority of people that die from guns are killed by pistols. Let's ignore that California, the most highly regulated state, couldn't prevent anything. Perhaps we can back up our arguments with misinterpreted statistics in reference to Australia. (Which had its gun violence decreasing long before any regulation.) We can say that the constitution is made to change so let's ignore one out of date amendment and set arbitrary bans. The truth is guns are the safest they have ever been in American history as of now. Bans, regulations, and vaguely worded bills are not the solution. This problem is shrinking naturally as the murder rate decreases, and it is blown out of proportion by the media because we eat it up. It's illegal to take those weapons out of their cases in the city yet he did. Do you think making its designation illegal will change anything?