Originally Posted by robocop10mm
All or nearly all laws are written because someone did something to someone else. If no one ever committed a crime with a gun there would not be any reason to have any gun regulations.
People have been killing each other with knives, sticks, their bare fists and every other plausible instrument from the dawn of time.
None of the gun control laws decrease the violence overall. I daresay they increase it because it makes it more difficulty for the elderly, women, and other "at risk" groups to defend themselves.
Furthermore, even if something specific such as heavy weapons are only used to commit crimes it still does not justify their banning. Machine guns might not be used on daily self defense (still useful against mobs but thats another issue), they still go back to he fundamental principle of the 2nd amendment, being the defense against the government. The knowledge that there are militias armed with heavy weapons would give would be tyrants a pause and ensures the freedom of the people.
Also the "government" is a non entity. It is merely a collection of individual human beings. They just happen to be individual human beings who are in a position of power and authority.
Finally, while you gave an explanation for machine guns being used by organized crime. What about laws banning guns in school (ever heard of an NRA shooting? it seems mass shootings only occur in gun free zones). What about waiting lists? what about laws forbidding the sale of magazines with more then 6 bullets? what about laws increasing the price of a magazine from around 20$ to 300$ just because (well, part of the limitation to 6 bullets requires that the magazine be especially made to not be easily convertible to hold more... so it requires significant cost increases).
In the end it is ignorant people with a deep seated faith in the evilness of the gun who champion those causes, they spit on the constitution and care not for the right of self defense. To them the gun is a tool of evil and must be opposed in every way.