Sorry about the rambling... During the Clinton "assault weapon" ban, I personally really did not notice. I spent part of it overseas as a soldier and upon my return, I never thought about it much. After hearing some talk about possible magazine capacity limitations, I bought a Glock 20, along with a 40S&W conversion barrel and a lot of 15 round 10mm magazines (the 40S&W feed fine in them too, as does the 357 SIG and 9x25 Dillon). With the notoriety of the 33 round Glock magazines, I bought a bunch, just in case the get banned. They are still in their original bags. I never liked these larger pistol magazines and never plan to actually use them unless I get a 9mm carbine and I am not even looking for one. I have collected large magazines over the years and rarely actually use them. Some are not very reliable. Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking of joining the ranks of the AR owners. I always liked the design and due to my Army years, I am very familiar with it, from the M16A1 through the M16A2. The M4 came out after I left the military. I never bought one before and would still wait on the purchase, however, the ban fear is hitting me again. After almost buying and delaying, seeing everything sell out, come back in stock, almost ordering and seeing them go out of stock again, I finally clicked the "buy now" button on the Colt LE6920. I already have a lot of the 30 round magazines and will order some newer Magpul ones. I could have waited, but the president forced me on this one and the Republican leadership did not seem to boldly step forward. I do not even have one single round of 5.56mm yet... Who would have thought the United States would be moving toward legalizing recreational use of marijuana, yet work toward the restriction or elimination of basic American rights? Though I had great parents, I was glad to be able to leave the nest and be responsible for myself. This past election is partially frightening because of the leadership in Washington, but I think I have more apprehension due to my fellow Americans. So many have grown up as takers from society, believing there are always providers out there. Those who produce and take personal responsibility have become vilified. Well, the takers have finally outvoted the producers and they demand the Nanny State, along with all the restrictions and entitlements. Look at England and see where that leads; a disarmed and helpless population along with police that are unable to deal with riots without delays. Look at how New York City and New Jersey has and is dealing with Hurricane Sandy. Unarmed people stayed to guard their homes from looters. Just getting supplies was difficult and most communications went down (except for Verizon). As people waited desperately for the government do do something, they were, with some notable exceptions, unable to fend for themselves. Sorry for the rambling.