First, that's a different animal. That was a political statement, however moronic. Secondly, they aren't OUTLAWED, they are CONTROLLED.
And this thread isn't about OUTLAWING guns, it's about the degree of CONTROL. But the pro-gun people keep trying to turn this into a debate about ban/no ban because that's much easier, more hotbutton argument.
Lets be honest here, the ultimate goal of most who favor gun control is the outright ban of all firearms for citizens and only the elite and government shall have the right to have them.