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    At this point, putting the old, largely ineffective assault rifle law back in place is like putting a plank where the barn doors used to be.

    If we want to start somewhere, start with an honest discussion about what might actually work. Grandfathering in millions of assault rifles and extended magazines might as well remove all the teeth from the law. Returning to the easily avoided assault rifle criteria won't help, either.

    I wish we could get this task force to break out of the mold a little bit. A full-on ban (with exceptions by permit) of extended magazines - with buy-back and eventual criminal penalties - seems like the least we could do to at least reduce the casualty count. Licenses certifying your capability to safely fire and store guns seem like a simple and sane idea.

    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

    by Phoenix Rising on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 02:12:26 PM PST

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