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  •  but how would you do it? I mean honestly think (0+ / 0-)

    about that.  

    Let's say that tomorrow an executive order is passed banning semi automatic weapons.  What happens then?  There are 100 million registered hand guns in America today, those are the ones we know about.  310 million non military firearms in total that are registered....that we know about.  One half of American homes own at least one gun.

    How in the world would we get rid of them?  What would happen after the ban was passed?

    •  The stats you represent (0+ / 0-)

      refer to guns in total, not semiautomatic weapons.

      The legal semiautomatic weapons are registered. We know who owns them. They would be required to turn them in.

      A law against murder also has difficult and expensive logistics created to support its enforcement. And murders still happen despite the existence of that law.
      But that doesn't mean that a law against murder isn't the right thing to do.

      Armed and Dangerous: a blog about gun violence

    •  re "One half on Am'n homes own at least one gun" (1+ / 0-)
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      According to the New Yorker article by Jill Lepore, the real number is one in three:  

      In 1973, there were guns in roughly one in two households in the United States; in 2010, one in three. In 1980, nearly one in three Americans owned a gun; in 2010, that figure had dropped to one in five.
      NRA lobbyists boast of big numbers to convince people that gun ownership is as American as Mom, babies, and apple pie, but it really isn't.  

      One in three families is 33%.  That means 66% of families don't own guns.  That's landslide territory -- against guns.  And it says nothing about the spouses of owners who might vote against the gun lobby.  

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