Let me set up the parameters for this and subsequent posts. I am assuming here that 1) the paranormal world has intruded into the normal world in a recognizable way, and 2) (for this post) that humanity is facing, for lack of a better word, monsters. That is big, bad things that are attempting to prey on humans.
With that, it is flat out crazy to think that anything like modern gun laws would exist in this world. Without going into to much detail, gun laws exist to make society safe. While I know that the merits of this or that gun law as they exist in the "real" world are hotly debated, we are not talking about that world. Lets imagine this: instead of a shooter coming into a school like Virginia Tech and shooting 37 people, imagine a werewolf attacking the school and killing 37 people. Does anyone think for an instant that we would be arguing the merits of the victims being able to protect themselves from the werewolf? While I can agree that there would probably be some people arguing that werewolves are people too and have to snack when they can and its just a disease and they should be protected, those people would mostly be served up to the werewolves by the rest of us who would rapidly agree that we need to be able to protect ourselves from these things. And the limits on that would probably be how hard the monsters are to kill. The harder they are, the more guns would be available. Almost certainly automatic weapons would be allowed and probably sold in hardware stores, Costco and Wal-marts. There is no way that people would allow themselves to be unprotected if things as bad-ass or badder than great white sharks might be able to snack on them at their leisure because there is an assault weapon ban.
So get with the program writers! I don't want my blog to go off on a tangent on my first real post but just think for a moment, who would be re-elected if they supported a law that allowed carnage like that by an inhuman monster. While people can bitch and moan about assault weapons and their purpose and place in real life, if you are going to be a tapa to a vampire without a submachine gun, then the price of submachine guns from China will be available at low, low prices at Wal-mart I promise you.
'Nuff said on this, next: The (un)Civil Rights of Zombies and can we go to jail for killing them?