You entertain me, you really do.
To think that these cries that came very quickly after such a situation, mirroring the situation perfectly to that in Britain and you're calling my argument illegitimate? You're arguing entirely from an emotional point of view. Last Friday over 90 million legal gun owners did nothing illegal. You are projecting your own insecurities upon us.
Secondly, the argument "military " falls short on the fact that, in order for a firearm to be suitable for civilian use, it must be first suitable for military use. As set down by the US Supreme Court. Second, if you had bothered to read any of the responses in this thread as opposed to immediately using an emotional argument and imparting actions and beliefs upon 90 million Americans, you would already know that there is already a huge restriction, close to ban, on "fully automatic high caliber tools for killing efficiently, " look up the Hughes Amendment and the National Firearms Act if 1934. In addition, the last legal full auto firearm used in a crime was a firearm owned and used by... A police officer in a multiple murder of his family. The majority of firearms utilized by the military are of a lower caliber than those commonly used by civilians, and are often times based on designs from the civilian world.
You are speaking from a position of ignorance and emotion, once you escape both of those and learn about the subject before you begin to condemn law-abiding citizens.
Your argument was nothing more than grasps at straw men and based in emotional and logical fallacies. I don't have to make you a fool, you do a good enough job of doing that yourself.
I consider the actions and the creation of the TSA to be emotionally based and silly, the actions taken by those who wish to expand their power utilizing fear and terror - that same fear and terror they claim to be protecting against.
And now you are attempting to use fear and terror in order to expand the power of those who claim to represent you. Instead of standing up and going, "No. I won't let you strip those rights from me."
49 states in the union already permit concealed carry, your argument that someone will see you looking at their girlfriend wrong? Silly, illogical, and proven wrong by the past 40 years of legal concealed carry in the United States, where your fear has never once surfaced.
You say that we should be harsher on criminals? I agree. But what that has anything to do with the tens of millions of law abiding gun owners is beyond me - unless you're implying that by simply owning something you're guilty of a crime. In which case, turn yourself in for Internet piracy right now!
Your fears are unfounded, your arguments entertaining, and your conclusions flawed. In the face of the facts, they fall apart. In the face of logic, your emotions are laid bare for all to see.