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  •  The solution is simple (2+ / 0-)
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    Mark Mywurtz, Sandino

    Move anything that holds more than 6 rounds into the Class 3 category. Not the gun; just the clip.

    Offer a government funded buy-back; you can take your now highly regulated banana clips to any gun store and trade them in for legal clips. Gun makers get paid to make new clips, citizens get to comply with the law for very little hassle, real aficinados get to keep their stuff if they are willing to do the paperwork, hunters don't even notice, and the carnage level gradually declines.

    I would actually favor 6 rounds for pistols and 3 for long guns.

    •  Did you know that the two largest (0+ / 0-)

      contributers gun violence in the U.S. are 5 or 6 shot revolvers -- the .38 Special and the .357 and not even remotely the military style tactical rifles with hi cap or ultra hi capacity magazines.

      Rampage killings with multiple fatalities also account for only a small fraction of 1% of all gun homicides in this country; in contrast, the largest demographic of gun fatalities involve the urban, male, prior criminal records, young, under-educated, poor, and statistically way over-represented black and other minority populations.

      So ...  I do not see either the causative problems or effective solutions as simple, by any means.  The issues are clearly social in nature -- education, poverty, urban, associated drug or alcholol use ... and to a much lesser extent mental illness.  This does not suggest that we should do nothing, but I do think we should approach the issue with a clear and sober mind about the complex nature of the real crisis.

      The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. H.L. Mencken

      by ancblu on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:56:15 AM PST

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