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In the wake of Newtown, I came across an article at Huffington Post by Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, written after Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson, AZ. The article is titled "Why We Must Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines".  

The sole purpose of high-capacity magazines is heavy, uninterrupted gunfire. They were part of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban until it expired in 2004. Since then, high-capacity magazines have played an important part in the senseless carnage at Virginia Tech (32 killed, 17 wounded), Fort Hood (13 dead, 32 wounded), and Aurora (12 dead, 58 wounded).  

If our elected representatives are going to get serious about ending these mass-killings, banning high-capacity magazines is a good place to start.

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  •  Banning semi-automatics is a good start too (0+ / 0-)

    As well as deciding the 1st part of the 2nd amendment has a meaning...which should lead to:

    1) mandatory involvement in a federally sanctioned "militia"

    2) initial training on the proper use and safety with fire arms

    3) yearly refresher training

    4) regular psychological screening (all these can be done unser the auspices of the "well regulated militia")

    5) registration of ALL firearms

    6) strict record keeping regarding firearm sales and ammunition sales

    I'm sure this makes me un-American in many people's eyes, but it's long past time to wake up and confront this carnage.  If your joy is hunting, or target shooting, and you are a law-abiding citizen, what is your problem with this level of regulation?

    As many have said - guns are designed to kill.  That is a major responsibility in your hand if you choose to use one.  We regulate hair dresser more...and that is just wrong.

  •  so your goal (0+ / 0-)

    is to ensure that future mass shooters need to reload 10 times instead of 7 times?

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