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  •  Yeah right (0+ / 0-)

    In France, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing, incendiary and expanding ammunition115 116 117 118
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    •  He had a shotgun - most often associated with (8+ / 0-)

      hunting in France.

      Not sure what you are getting at.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Tue May 21, 2013 at 12:40:23 PM PDT

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      •  Sounds like france is more restrictive than USA. (1+ / 0-)
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        The restriction on semi-auto and handguns is more restrictive than here in the USA.

        But, the RASA crowd would have us believe that if we just take away the guns then people will start singing kumbaya.

        •  This incident seems to have little to do (1+ / 0-)
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          with the level of restrictions they have on semi-automatic guns, though.

          "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

          by wader on Tue May 21, 2013 at 05:16:16 PM PDT

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          •  That's what a reasonable rational person may say. (0+ / 0-)

            The RASA crowd seems to think that senseless violence can be cured by plucking the method of violence from the hands of the people, imho ignoring all of the other factors that led to sensible people going senseless.

      •  Guns are not easy to get in France (0+ / 0-)

        In the case of shotguns
        Category C – Subject to Declaration

        Category C is the universe of hunting weapons with everything from bolt-action rifles and lever guns to three-round limited, semi-automatic weapons with tilting non-detachable magazines

        Category C weapons can be acquired with either a sports shooting license or a hunting license and must be declared to the local police office for firearms and explosives. Unlike sports shooting licenses, hunting licenses require you to take a theory and practice exam that covers areas such as safety, laws, huntable and protected species and even questions on different dog breeds. However, all of this can be done with two weeks of studying and a day of exams, a far cry from the regulations in other European countries like Germany, where getting a hunting permit can take anywhere from a month to a year of intensive instruction

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    •  Since he used a shotgun (7+ / 0-)

      your exhaustive treatise on the existing controls is so much hot air, inasmuch as shotguns are not mentioned.

      Your many words do not hide your lack of a point.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Tue May 21, 2013 at 02:06:09 PM PDT

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