Ahhh.... you are confusing what could be legally permissable and what may be socially supportive with what will work and what I _personally_ want to see happen. IMHO, any attempt at confiscation will fail. And, IMHO, I think that full-auto weapons should be permitted as well as any type of magazine or ammo. Concealed carry should be a default right across ALL states. My favorite treatise on the subject is Robert Heinlein's "Beyond This Horizon". Having said that, I have no objection to a police chief or anyone else expressing a contrary view. Now, as for his qualifications for being police chief, I am not competent to respond. Don't know the person, don't know the town, don't know the issues. HOWEVER (and do NOT take this fro a troll, it is NOT), regardless of how ingrained our allegiance is to the 2nd Amendment, you cannot argue that a country such as Norway, which for all intents has outlawed firearms, have a very VERY low firearm crime rate. Same for Austrailia. You get the drift. So, there is some empiracal evidence to support the notion that if you get rid of ALL firearms, your firearm crime rate is reduced. Do I like that idea? Nope. I love my plinking toys, and if someone comes after me with a .22, I want to come back with a .380. Would I surrender my toys? Nope. Spent too long collecting the modest few I have, and I enjoy them all, and hurt no one with my hobby and interest. Should I be penalized for the misguided few? Do we ban cars because of drunk drivers? That does not mean though that there are others who think differently, and we need to hear their voices. Because, lets face it, at some point we will all have to compromise. And if we listen to the opposite side, and seriously consider that viewpoint, we may be able to minimize the damage we will suffer. We are gonna get nailed with something... a mag cap will be the least of the injury, but an auto rifle ban is possible, AWB is possible, things could be very bad for us. Will the mag cap and the AWB and the semi-auto ban solve any of the problems? Nope, too much of all this and more is out there. But logic seldom enters into the legislative process. So, hope I have clarified the nature of the discussion vs. what I personally want to see happen. Thx all!