Under the 2nd Amendment citizens have a right to bear arms -- but in my opinion, there is no need for citizens to own assault weapons. Only armed services and law enforcement should possess them. I understand the point about how criminals won't likely abide. This legislation would be a first step in taking unnecessary weapons out of circulation. Then perhaps there should be a law banning them, with an exemption application for citizens to list reasons why they should be allowed to own them, along with accompanying certification in the use of such firearms.