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  •  I can see the gun lobby turning your argument (1+ / 0-)
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    on it's head.

    But there's a pretty clear link between guns and this shooting.
     All they have to do is ask "Exactly WHICH guns?"  Try to restrict a type of firearm and the retort is "Well, THIS particular make of firearm or type of ammunition has never been used in a mass-shooting, so you have no evidence of a problem with it.  Only restrict models that have been ACTUALLY used in a mass shooting."  Using that logic--your logic--virtually no meaningful restrictions would ever be enacted on any firearms or ammunition or they would be incredibly easy to circumvent.  

    Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

    by Mark Mywurtz on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:09:26 AM PST

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    •  "Semi-Automatic Rifles" Full stop. Do not define (0+ / 0-)

      the weapons more than there. Do not define the ammunition more than there. Treat all Semi-Automatic rifles as identical.

      Also, the AR-15/M4A4 type reciever is one of the best engineered gun types on the planet. IF we could ban any gun which used any part from the AR-15, or parts which were "functionally identical", you'd get a huge chunk of those semiauto rifles.

      Granted the gun industry would just engineer a new system.

      Just because my hair will grow back doesn't mean I shouldn't go get it cut every once in a while.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:52:35 AM PST

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