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View Diary: Why the "Styling" of Assault Weapons Matters: Think Baseball Bats (30 comments)

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  •  No one is proposing "taking" (0+ / 0-)

    What is being proposed is regulating. Strong regulation may make a piece of equipment worthless.

    For example there are some states that take hunting as sport seriously and allow hunters to use magazines with only a few bullets. Suppose state or federal regulation make it illegal to hunt with a magazine of more than say 5 cartridges, illegal to fire a weapon at a practice range with more than 5 cartridges, illegal to carry a weapon in public, or transport it with more than 5 cartridges, and so on.

    If a person has a magazine that can hold 10 cartridges, no one has taken it away, but it has in effect become a worthless piece of junk that he can't attach to his gun except in the privacy of his own home, and this provides pretty strong incentive to toss it in the trash.

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