.357 is a great round to hunt with, too much penetration in my opinion for the urban environment. For any decent sized round, placement is power.
That should be taught over and over and over again. Shoot with what you're comfortable with, and shoot often to get comfortable with what you rely upon. .40 low recoil hydrashoks, yes please.
This is off topic but I am most accurate with my Smith @ Wesson .22.
I second that, was a great purchase.
Back to the original topic, there is no call for the right to own guns here...which is strange when you consider that whole "fear of the neighbors rolling in" thing...
An interesting little side note, the US has more gun laws on the book now than any other time in history.