will have an easier time amassing firepower equivalent or perhaps superior (if only in a specific tactical setting).
The Aurora shooter being a pretty good example. The average Joe who might have gone to that theater armed
would have at best had a hidden handgun in his pants v all the crap Holmes brought in. It was fortunate indeed
for the responding police and for the remaining survivors in there that he didn't stand and fight.
Sorry, there is (whether some here want it or not) a practical aspect to all of this and we would be collectively insane
to allow (continue to allow) the sort of situation we find ourselves in now to continue unabated.
e.g., That kid who killed his family in NM was planning a massacre at a nearby Walmart, one he luckily
didn't attempt, and one which we collectively enable by refusing to face certain realities; we have lunatics
amongst us. You know, like the guys you were once mistakenly suspected of being.
Under your theory the states which have chosen to outlaw FA have made a mistake, as in your view
their citizens should be allowed to have exactly what the police have.
Thankfully, most of our legislatures and judges are wiser than that.