No I'm not a liberal thread-troll looking for attention. I ask this question among many of my gun loving friends. I am one of them. I personally own about a dozen shotguns ranging from your basic pump-action 20 gauge that you can buy for under $200 at any gun store to my favorite limited addition Caesar Guerini 34" O/U 12 guage -- and I have nothing to hide and would be happy to register every one of them with the state and federal government if asked. As a long time trap shooter, I've always felt that any man should be able to own any gun they want. But with this freedom, like so of owning an automobile, we should register with any necessary government agencies. So many of my friends are much more diverse in their collection. Most have at least 1 handgun, several long rifles, and some even have automatics. And few of them have presented an argument that makes sense in 2008. I am your colleague and hope to contribute to this site. I welcome your reply. I only ask that you respect my thread, as I will respect yours.