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  •  A bit more complicated than that... (7+ / 0-)

    ...In the UK, long before the Dunblane massacre that tightened restrictions, there was gun legislation that required permits (1903). The law made it much harder to obtain a required firearm certificate in 1937 and private handgun ownership. Further restrictions were imposed 1968.

    Weapons used in two further mass shootings were held by people who had obtained very difficult to get firearm certificates.

    The Australian law that required surrender of rifles and certain kinds of shotguns in 1996 was also not the first law restricting firearms Down Under. Handguns had been on the very-difficult-to-get list long before.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:33:08 AM PST

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    •  Very good points (5+ / 0-)

      we're not going to get a full out ban. The 2nd amendment is not going to be repealed or even amended. But there are some logical first steps to be implemented, or re-implemented in the assault weapons ban case, that are achievable as well as a change in the discussion itself from the whacko "tactical" talk mentioned in the TPM letter to something a little more "this-world" like just what weapons really are needed for hunting or protecting farms and livestock in rural areas, etc.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:37:16 AM PST

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