We have a Second Amendment that guarantees our right to keep and bear arms to guarantee the people can resist an over reaching and oppressive government. It has nothing to do with hunting, or what farmers need. How about the Paris attack? What was it 100 killed? They had restrictive gun laws yet the bad guys got the guns. In the orlando Gay bar case, one gunshop owner even refused to sell the Orlando shooter the a weapon and ammo and notified the FBI. The same FBI that had investigated the shooter three times. The FBI never looked into the gunshop owners report. How would additional laws have helped? If they want to do away with the Constitutionally guaranteed right, there is a mechanism to do so. They can do it by Constitutional Amendment. They don't go that route because they know they don't have the support to get sufficient states to ratify it. So they, the pandering politicians, try to do it incrementally with new restrictions. As for defending oneself against terrorists, I was right across the street from the terrorist attack that killed the Marines in Chattanooga last July. The police came by and made us evacuate and hide in a warehouse (turns out it was after all the shooting had stopped). I didn't want to go, I don't want to hide, our big boss came out and ordered us to do as instructed. It's a helpless feeling. If I'd had one of my rifles or even a pistol, I guarantee the shooter wouldn't have gotten into our facility. Here's a video taken by one of the guys I work with during the later part of the attack. If Muhaji-dude came through the tree line (the reserve center is about 100 yards away on the other side on the trees) wouldn't you have liked to have a weapon to put the sumbeech down? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqbQZ2yDIgA&list=FL26bRsNFBPipEjy0IcgSwpQ You missed KB's point. Each round; "will throw thirty four .24 caliber projectiles (#4 Buck)". So each shotgun round is like shooting thirty four rounds of slightly larger caliber than a .223 round. Accuracy isn't an issue at pistol ranges because it's like a computer, point and click.