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    10 kids alive is an improvement.

    I understand your sentiment, but I don't think it will lead to any diminishment in the gun violence problem in the US.  Demanding the improbable (a US without guns) or the impossible (a world without senseless violence) is fruitless and likely to alienate the responsible gun owners whose voices and votes are needed to make actual immediate changes to gun laws.  Maybe if we can get them on board we can counteract the celebration of firepower that now characterizes the shooting community, shaming the puerile fetishists and 2A fundamentalists.  That by itself would be a positive step.

    FYI, I'm in favor of a ban on semiautomatic weapons, if we can craft a good definition of that term that gun manufacturers can't easily weasel around.  And on large capacity magazines.  And require waiting periods.  And close gunshow loopholes.  If there are other steps, like requiring ammo etching or insurance, etc., that should be looked at, too.

    Would all of this absolutely protect all children from gun violence?  No.  But it certainly protects more than at present.  

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