This simplistic statement also doesn't work. The only firearms that get taken away by the government are from LAW-ABIDING PEOPLE. hmm indeed. I picture the newscast going like this: New Fed law bans all handguns, submachineguns and any other weapon under 4 feet in length because it could be hidden under a trench coat and subsequently used to murder someone. There are lines full of felons, gangbangers, and other sociopaths of all sorts waiting to turn in their firearms... Yeah, not really happening.