A comprehensive collection of comments on gun rights and crime is over at Free North Carolina, and I recommend that everyone go over and read it.
Just today at work I heard a co worker exclaim that assault weapons were something that no one "needs," and therefore they should be banned. Needless to say, a long discussion ensued on the issue. I'll never cease to be surprised at how quickly and enthusiastically people will cede their rights to the federal government. Especially this government, which is notorious for illegally sending those same assault weapons in their thousands to Mexican drug lords.
I do what I can to talk sense to folks, but who knows if it ever will sink in with the Obama voter, who seems to crave the cold embrace of Socialism more than anything.