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  •  It doesn't have to be one or the other (2+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, mahakali overdrive

    I've been advocating for common sense gun legislation since the 1990s.  I went to the Million Mom March in Washington in 2000.  All that has happened since is that the laws have been made more loose, and mass shootings continue.

    I think Obama needs to take a big, public step in the right direction.  Call them you will, but guns that shoot many bullets at once have no place in society, and most people would support a law that bans them.

    •  I see both of your points (0+ / 0-)

      I think. I don't know much about the AWB history, but I am curious about the political capital question. I'm also pretty sure that most people are not happy with guns that are semi-automatic right about now. So both of these comments have merit and should be further discussed.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:03:33 PM PST

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    •  "many bullets at once" (2+ / 0-)
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      theboz, Cedwyn

      Everything under discussion fires only one bullet per trigger pull.

      The difference between them and Joe Friday's revolver is that they're faster to reload and need it less often.  Absolutely worth thinking about, but please, no more video on the news of machine guns to mislead people about semi-autos.

    •  Wherever carry laws are loosened (0+ / 0-)

      homicide rates go down.

      Active (mass) shooters are a statistical outlier, which represent an infinitesimally small number of legal firearms.

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