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View Diary: Texas dad freaks out and shows why it is past time we ban assault-style weapons & ammo (102 comments)

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    He was being a jackass. He really is lucky someone didn't take a fire axe to him during that stunt. All those who are asking for limiting the capacity of rifle and pistol magazines to 10, 7 or 5 rounds (that last is my own preference) is a fighting chance against these monsters. Some people really are courageous and unselfish enough to take a bullet, or two, or three, or four, or five, for a classroom full of little kids (as the murdered staff at Sandy Hook proved -- I wonder if Mr. $900K a year Wayne LaPierre or anyone else on the NRA board could do that?). This whole debate is B.S. We need to ban the possession of high cap magazines for both rifles and pistols and be done with them. Purchases of ammo should also be registered, and subject to reasonable limits (e.g. not 1,000 rounds in a single visit). If someone gets up over a certain amount in the aggregate over time they should be investigated. 500 rounds to share with friends on a weekend trip to the range might be within reason, but 5,000 rounds under the floorboards is an insurrection. Maybe offer $10 or $20 per mag and the retail price for the excess ammo in a buy-back program. That would probably cost less than Congress pisses away in a single day on the F-35 program, and save the DoD the trouble of procurement for a few years. Oh, and as for gun regulation  not making a difference -- one thing I know for sure, if Congress hadn't allowed the assault weapons ban to lapse most if not all those kids would be alive today. As far as I'm concerned everyone who had a hand in that, including the NRA, has blood on their hands. Oh, and anyone who talks about "Second Amendment remedies" either needs to be prosecuted for terroristic threats or committed as a danger to themself and others.

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