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    I would absolutely limit access to these weapons, along with high-capacity magazines, for precisely these reasons.
    Aside from a few high profile incidents, these firearms are not the go-to choice for criminals.  The overwhelming majority are owned by law abiding citizens.  You may declare that they have no value for hunting, which is disputable, but they are effective choices for self defense, and I'm curious why you would take them away from millions of people because of the actions of a single/double digit group of bad apples?

    Here's the rub for those of us on the other side of the fence.  Historically, gun control has been a game of incrementalism.  Today you'll say that we don't need so-called assault weapons.  A generation from now somebody else will say that we don't need semi automatic firearms.  A generation after that somebody will say that we don't need handguns.  This is exactly what has happened in other countries, and the reason why the pro-RKBA crowd fights tooth and nail on the AWB, even though the vast majority of us (including me) don't own any of the firearms you seek to prohibit.

    There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

    by Crookshanks on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:12:22 AM PST

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