Well I'm sure there will be a load to debate here, and here we go..... While I recognize the 2nd Amendment, and respect it, I am one of the 61% of republicans who want a ban. In all honesty the last bill had few to none in the teeth department. Both sides are full of it, the Kerry blogs, where is his proposal, where have they been, 2 decades in the Senate, don't Senators propose legislation (even if killed off the bat, they can propose). And I will admit I am dissapointed with W, he could ask congress to push the legislation. The truth, to me, is that we need a weapons ban with teeth, not so many holes. There are plenty of laws, rules and regs to hinder the wrong people getting these weapons. The problem is follow-through. We ought to just eliminate the weapons. Fellow republicans, please don't trash me with the box cutter argument, etc...(I love the archie bunker line to meathead about gun stats and murder..archie says "what do ya want'em to do? Push'em out a window?"). I want to keep the guns I own & hunt with, guns from my dad and granddad. I just think some of these meat cleavers and accessories should be made illegal and more difficult to get.