Before younstart discussing current firearms laws please take the time to do at least a little research. You cannot get a permit to legally purchase a fully auto matic firearm in the state of Washington or a short barreled rifle or shotgun. A few were grandfathered in about 20 years ago here in WA. Good luck finding one. Try purchasing a fully auto in Illinois, California, NJ, NJ DC CT, MA . I think gun owners are concerned because of the general lack of information by the American public. Plus the average citizen is so Ill informed by gun myths they are easily manipulated by anti gun campaigns like the ones Obama are starting this week in the MSM.