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    is why 2nd rights advocates laugh at you. I'm not kidding. It bespeaks stunning ignorance and gun fetishism.

    VERY few crimes are committed with assault rifles. We live in a country of 350,000,000 people. Look at thta number. Somewhere someone is going to commit a shocking crime. The media is going to nationalise it. Gun controllers (or whatever group on whatever subject) are going to react emotionally like the children most  "groups" are.

    I believe the long barrel weapons used most in crime are a browning pump shotgun and (again if i remember correctly) a 30/06 hunting rifle. The most common weapon overall i believe is the 9mm semi pistol. It may be the .380 now.

    We already have ridiculously restrictive laws on both. Even in hardcore gun rights states the restrictions are usually absolutely stunning.

    And how is that working out??? This piece talks about gun violence in chicato. We both know that is handguns. And chicago has stunning (and racist) restrictions on them. How is that working out? It isnt.

    The answer to crime is not removing the rights of law abiding citizens any more than it is imprisoning the entirety of african american males, hispanics and poor whites (which is our current policy).

    The real solution is to end poverty. But few here wants to hear that because the average bank account here is quite full and the average dk member  is very white.

    A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

    by cdreid on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:15:43 PM PST

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