Just for a second, forget about your feelings on whether they should be banned or not, and let's ask if it's even possible to get rid of them at this point. I mean there's millions of guns in this country. If they were banned tomorrow, there would still be millions of guns in this country. And the people who had them would now horde them, hide them, lock them up, etc. When one gun owner dies, his kids or grandkids would inherit his guns. The only hope would be that the grandkids don't value them very much and they turn them in for concert tickets or whatever. But even with this, it would take 50 years or more to even make a dent in the level of gun ownership. I'm just not sure how it's possible. I suppose if the govt did a good job of banning ammunition, then everyone would eventually fire off the ammo they currently have and wouldn't be able to buy more. Then maybe it would only take 30 years instead of 50 to make a dent.