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Old 12-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #1024
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
Of course not.

Because I'd have all sorts of trouble understanding the answer "true."

The answer is, obviously: false.

That's where the entire notion of gun control comes in. If different firearms have different capacities for killing people, then it is perfectly sensible to make sure some guns are more difficult to acquire than others, and still others are altogether banned.

The question is, and always will be in gun control: where do you draw the line.

The massive variety of firearms makes that a very hard line to draw in a ban of any kind, and you can't really draw a line where there aren't going to be a lot of similarities between what is subject to it and what isn't. But that doesn't mean a line shouldn't be drawn.

I would put it on a scale: what is the weapon's capability for killing people, versus the practical uses for it in civilian life.And I believe that should leave semiautos on the wrong side of a gun ban.
What would the "practical uses" be? I mean what is a "practical use" in your mind? And how does someone with your limited knowledge of firearms determine what is "practical" and what isn't?
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