Originally Posted by Direckshun
It probably won't pass, but the lack of effectiveness of the previous AWB was that it had 600 loopholes and didn't suggest any course of action for the AWs that were already bought and sold prior.
To buy potential victims time, mostly. Mass shooters have been stopped before because they had to take a moment to reload.
It's not right that someone who owns a guy with a 12 round magazine a criminal, I would agree. I'm willing to bet there's a provision either excusing it for folks like yourself, instigating some sort of buyback, or creating some sort of proven track record of proficiency/law-abidingness in order to allow access to a 12 round mag. I'm not sure yet, nobody really is.
Maybe in your interpretation, but this is not remotely a universal view, nor is it even a majority view that limiting magazine sizes is unconstitutional infringement.
The problem isn't with 922 so much as it is the constant defanging of the ATF to enforce it.
I'm actually completely in the dark about bullying statistics. Where do you find information on that?
Which mass shooter was stopped during a reload?
The problem with guns isn't law abiding citizens. The FBI has a good bead on where the gun violence problems reside. If the issue were as simple as guns=violence then rural America would be awash in rivers of blood. As it is that is not the case so clearly gun ownership is not causal in this case. Gun violence is symptomatic of another problem. The FBI has a pretty clear bead on where gun violence occurs. How about we identify solutions in those areas most prone to gun violence and go from there? How about we identify the mentals out there and get them culled from the herd before they snap? How about we teach gun use, operation, and safety at the same time we teach sex education? The principle is the same; remove the mystery, educate the youth on proper use of the equipment because ****ing around with it can mess up a whole bunch of lives. Why are Americans and the left so abjectly terrified by firearms? The bacon in my fridge should be of much greater concern to my doctor than the firearms in my gun safe. But, no. This agenda is about doing away with something that is scary, that they don't understand, and that is part of the livelyhood of a section of American life that they don't particularly like or care about.
Also, it's Obama's ATF. Has been for 4 years. How he allocates resources to accomplish his agenda and meet the needs of his Presidency is on him. He hasn't seen fit to "fang" the ATF for four years that is on him. Not Congressional Republicans and certainly not on law abiding gun owners exercising their God given rights to life and liberty but their right to protect them.
Lastly, anything, and I mean ANYTHING applying to gun owners should be made to apply to law enforcement as well. No "assault weapons", no "high" capacity magazines, etc. If I don't need them to protect myself from an imminent threat they don't need them when they show up to clean up the mess that was me and mine.