Here is a nifty little tidbit from the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Part of the definition of a banned assault weapon is:
A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm
Is your gun exempt?
Not if it is a version of John Moses Browning's greatest creation. The M1911. The 1911 is not specifically exempted so is banned as a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm. Yes, Colt did develop a fully auto M1911A1 back in the '30's. John Dillinger was quite fond of his.
So what if your particular pet firearm is specifically exempted, how much do you think it would take to remove that exemption? Once the ban is passed, tightening it up will be no effort at all.
We really do have to stand together to defeat all of the proposed gun control legislation, each and every bit of it.
H/T to Robert Farago for coming up with the text to the new AWB