The best argument I have seen from any side in all of these lengthy threads is from Chris Rock when he suggested raising the price of bullets. Of course he's joking, but looking at what Switzerland has done with their gun control efforts, one similarity caught my attention. They have very strict control of ammunition, where it can be used, where it is stored, etc.
Prior to 2007 members of the Swiss Militia were supplied with 50 rounds of ammunition for their military weapon in a sealed ammo box that was regularly audited by the government. This was so that, in the case of an emergency, the militia could respond quickly. However, since 2007 this practice has been discontinued. Only 2,000 specialist militia members (who protect airports and other sites of particular sensitivity) are permitted to keep their military-issued ammunition at home. The rest of the militia get their ammunition from their military armory in the event of an emergency.
The sale of ammunition – including Gw Pat.90
rounds for army-issue assault rifles
– is subsidized by the Swiss government and made available at the many shooting ranges patronized by both private citizens and members of the militia. There is a regulatory requirement that ammunition sold at ranges must be used there.
This seems like something that would work if it could be implemented here... I don't think it will be, especially anytime soon. But what is the point of having a shitload of rounds around your home anyway? Especially for guns like an AR? You have to go to the range to shoot it anyway, so what would it matter other than the fact that it is "government regulated?"