It's not about hunting or target shooting. It's about freedom and the insurance thereof. Try reading the Federalist Papers to gain some background on why we have a Second Amendment.
BTW, let them start with semi-automatic rifles, Then, handguns. Then pump shotguns and rifles. Several years ago, Senator Charles Schumer actually introduced a bill to outlaw "sniper rifles." When you read the bill, it basically outlawed putting a scope on any centerfire rifle.
As Jesse Helms once said, "...why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"
If you don't stand up to them now, you won't BE a gun owner when they get through.
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