Someone in H/A insisted that gun threads don't work in D&D because the D&D mods have crazy agendas.
Well I know for a fact that they do, and that at least one of them is pro-gun. So let's have some fun!
A few starting points:
A home invasion successfully defended against by a shootout in the middle of the night is a cowboy fantasy with very little role in reality. It is exceedingly unlikely that you will experience the home invasion, be present at the time, have a gun and ammunition (both locked up separately and securely as they absolutely must be if you're not an idiot) nearby, manage to arm yourself and locate the intruder without alerting the intruder, and disable/kill the intruder without injury to bystanders. None of these elements are likely to ever happen independently, let alone all on the same occasion.
So let's not obsess over the effectiveness of given weapons in CQBs where you defend your home against an armed invader.
Gun control may or may not have an impact on crime in general. It's nothing we're going to solve by arguing it here. It may be effective against gun crime specifically under very specific circumstances, but is often ineffective in many other circumstances, which may or may not apply to the country, province, state, city or rural municipality in which you live. I personally don't care.
The Desert Eagle is a ridiculous weapon with virtually no real-world purpose to it. That doesn't make a 14" barrel with "Aim Away From Face" engraved into it any less awesome and I fully intend to own this one day. After I have a home, and a fireplace, whose mantel over which this will hang.
Finally, we're not going to talk about how likely a given round is to kill or disable any number of hypothetical assailants in any number of hypothetical physical or mental states. I don't care how many times you'd have to shoot someone using PCP with a 9mm Beretta vs. a Colt 1911 vs. a Browning Hi-Power 9mm vs. my semen exploding from my engorged member. Neither should you. If it's something you'll ever have to likely deal with you'll know someone else who is in the same boat as you and you can talk to them about it. Don't bring it up here. It's a retarded argument with no logical end.
So let's talk about guns. Let's talk about what you own, what you want to own, what's a lot of fun to shoot, that sort of thing. Let's provide help and advice regarding how to acquire guns legally, and help people figure out which hoops they will need to jump through to get one for themselves where they live. This will be a completely sane discussion of things that aren't completely unlikely or fucking retarded on their face, and no illegal advice will be given or recommended or discussed.
In short, this is a thread for responsible adults who like to make big bangs and watch pieces of paper 45 feet away explode. Come on, doesn't that sound awesome