So called "Assault Weapons" are restricted, not banned in the city of Denver.
They need to be registered, which IMHO is just as bad as being banned.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost