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  •  Thinking about this issue about gun access (16+ / 0-)

    I've wondered about the Al Capone strategy; get them on taxes. Why not tax the crap out of high capacity magazines. Make gun sellers have to register as sellers at gun shows and the permits cost a few thousand dollars. Use the funds for a national back ground check system.

    I'm all for banning a number of things, but making them all cost prohibitive seems like a possible startegy too.

    The Spice must Flow!

    by Texdude50 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:50:02 AM PST

    •  I agree. Take the profit out of it! (6+ / 0-)

      That Bushmaster M4 Carbine, that the shooter used, costs a thousand bucks on Cabella's!

      We need to do something about all of the demagogues who are getting rich by telling crazy people that civilization is on the brink of collapse and there are hordes of armed Muslims just waiting to invade. There is no way that a person as irresponsible as Glenn Beck should have a broadcast license, but the FCC is just another Federal commission neutered by the requirement that it be composed of one half Republicans.

    •  Tax the ammunition. (3+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694, belle1, cany

      Call it a sin tax, like they have on liquor and cigarrettes.
      Ban cash and carry sales at gun shows (you can order a gun, but not walk out of the show with it).
      Ban internet sales of guns (or require a background check).
      3 month waiting period.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:11:02 AM PST

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    •  Why not just outlaw the gun, while we're at it, (0+ / 0-)

      at the other guns that can do this hind of damage?

      I see no useful purpose for a weapon that can do what this gun can do. And with that, what about guns capable of bump firing?

      And yes, limit capacity to 6 rounds or something. And yes, register and insure all guns. And yes, tax the crap out of guns and ammo.

      There are a million good suggestions aside from the obvious need to provide better mental health care.

      The first step will be outlawing some kinds of guns and perhaps large capacity magazines/clips/drums. That will happen through Sen. Feinstein sometime next year.

      Now is the time.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:55:51 PM PST

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    •  See below for jujitsu of RTL meme and tactics (0+ / 0-)

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