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  •  And I am not advocating for a complete ban (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    I am advocating for a new Assault Weapons Ban, and something along similar lines for handguns (though I gotta say, I am closer to wanting an outright ban on handguns, but I ain't advocating for that)

    You can see my thoughts on a new AWB here

    I'd be interested in your thoughts on it.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:08:34 PM PST

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      Empty Vessel, fuzzyguy

      As I've said before I don't know guns, I'm woefully ignorant of particulars of most weapons.

      Remember that hunters go for game bigger or faster than deer. There is a huge difference between a deer and an elk or moose.  

      On the size of the clip, yes I can see where that would slow the shooter down some. I would like to get the thoughts of some of the RKBAers who actually know what they are talking about if you get my drift.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:48:21 PM PST

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        As I conceived of this, it would not absolute limits on each catagory.  Rather a formulae or points awarded in each catagory.  So, you could have fully automatic bb gun with a massive capacity, say, or an elephant gun that took half an hour to reload.

        It would be left to the gun manufacturers to design their guns to remain under some defined "lethality" value.  So, for instance, they could design a clip that was a royal pain in the ass to change to reduce the firing rate and thereby increase the muzzle velocity.

        The idea is to do something like cafe standards for cars.  The rule doesn't tell companies how to achieve greater mileage, and not all cars have to get the exact same mileage, so companies can figure out on their own how to achieve the mileage goals.

        Less stupid micromanaging, no outright bans, but still achieving something substantive in terms of gun control.

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:31:37 PM PST

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      •  RKBA has no authority (0+ / 0-)

        They don't know more than others, they just proclaim more certainty.

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