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  •  No, the point is (0+ / 0-)

    that virtually none of these guys have made any attempt to get a hold of anything illegal. Sure, they wouldn't care that buying a 30-round magazine is going to get them in legal trouble, but they all used whatever was easily available.

    If you don't believe that, ask yourself why not one of these nuts has gone to whatever trouble would be required to get their hands on a fully automatic weapon. Are you sure that there isn't just one of them crazy enough to want to spray a crowed with full-auto fire?

    But they never do. Why? Because you have to jump through a lot of hoops or break a lot of laws to get a fully automatic weapon. They get a semiautomatic rifle or pistol because that's what's readily available on the market (or in their mom's gun cabinet).

    And they get a 30-round magazine because you can just buy one at the local gun shop or order one online.

    It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

    by dconrad on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:53:47 PM PDT

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    •  The Columbine killers used guns that were all (0+ / 0-)

      illegal for them to buy or own or to possess.

       They acquired them illegally, modified them and went through all of the "hoops" to get them because they because evil hearted and hell bent on murder.  Those who are hell bent on committing mass murder are crazy enough not to care about your bans.  For them, it took a couple of phone calls, a friend and a little bit of money.   They got them, went to the prom, and then a few days later shot up a school.  

      That's it.  That was the "hoops" they had to go through.  Not one single thing currently being discussed today would have stopped them in any way, or made it the least bit harder on them.

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