It seems that Bush, under the pressure of pro-gun groups allowed a ban on assault weapons to lapse. This seems to be rediculous, given his militaristic determination on "homeland security." Now, how exactly will the "homeland" be safe when any loony over 18 can go out to a store and buy an AK-47? Expect to see more shootings in the news with these easily accessible weapons of mass homicide. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10764381%5E1702,00.html Thanks a lot Bush. We'll be seein ya out the door in 2004.