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  •  4) People pushing reasonable strategies (6+ / 0-)

    that actually work.
    I have a three-part proposal:
    1: Mandatory background check on all sales, so that people who can't have guns can't get them easily.
    2: Registration, so that the change in title (like with cars) can be used to make sure the background check took place.
    3: Magazine cap at 10 rounds.

    1&2 cut down on the black market. Step 3 makes mass shooters slightly less lethal over the course of the event (more reloading, more chances to take the person down).

    "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

    by Hayate Yagami on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:16:55 AM PST

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    •  tipped for conversation (4+ / 0-)

      I agree with item #1.  Totally.

      Item two will work, only-if by some extraordinary measure, we go door-to-door and conduct an inventory.
      Otherwise, it exempts millions of firearms in existence.
      Vehicle titles have been the law since... 1969?
      If I want to buy a Packard V-12 there's no title exchange, despite the power of that automobile.

      Item three?  We're actually better with people having malfunctioning large magazines, than many small magazines of known reliability.  Loughner was tackled with a malfunction, not an out-of-ammunition situation.

      If he knew he was empty, and possed three 10-round magazines instead of that stupid 30-rounder?
      click-click bang.
      You'd need proverbial Super Man speed:  "Faster than a speeding bullet"

      •  re #2: (4+ / 0-)
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        Bluesee, JayBat, a2nite, 43north

        I'd settle for grandfathering in older weapons if it meant that we could start registering the new ones. Certainly not a perfect solution, but I'll gladly take a that over not moving  at all.

        "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

        by Hayate Yagami on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 01:51:15 PM PST

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