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  •  The removal of handguns, (3+ / 0-)
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    KVoimakas, PavePusher, theatre goon

    even if it were possible, which it is not, would do little, if anything, to reduce the 30K casualty figure that you cite (which, as KV notes, includes a great number of suicides and criminal-on-criminal statistics; these figures will remain almost constant, in my estimation).

    It would penalize the law-abiding gun owners, and do little else.

    It is not only the gun manufacturers who will oppose you on this.  It is also the law-abiding gun owners in this country, including those of us on the left, who will work hard to retain our rights.

    Focus, instead, upon things that might actually reduce the number of criminal use of firearms incidents, and you will have my support.

    Until then, I will oppose your efforts at every turn.

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