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View Diary: White House task force reviewing gun violence options pushes to meet end of month deadline (235 comments)

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  •  I think many of the proposals will be acceptable (0+ / 0-)

    to the broader group of gun owners.  I won't parse the proposals at this point because we don't have firm proposals.

    I am a little concerned on implementation of any "mental evaluation" criteria.  More information is necessary.

    As to universal background checks:  The time has come.  Agree.

    The 2004 assault weapons ban was not effective.  There were a number of exclusions any of which were readily available and would not have stopped or even slowed down Newtown or Aurora.  It might be a feel good proposal, but that's about it.  If it is to be effective, it needs to be much more definitive with a ban on an entire group of magazine fed rifles.  It also needs to take into account newer technologies developed subsequent to the ban (the Kriss, for example).  

    I'm not necessarily in favor of an "assault weapons" ban, but if it is to be imposed, it needs to be effective or dropped completely.

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