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  •  Another interesting tidbit... (12+ / 0-)
    So-called assault weapons are also not a problem, Only "2% of state inmates and 3% of federal inmates were armed with a military-style semiautomatic or fully automatic firearm."
    •  hard to carry a scary black gun in your pocket (8+ / 0-)

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:24:10 PM PDT

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      •  especially if you are a scary black person.... (0+ / 0-)

        doesn't quite jive with the desire of many folks to march with their AR15 to DC to prove they can own an arsenal in case they need to overthrow the government or protect their homes when the econmy crashes and urban dwellers flee to the hills.  The latter is a common WV reason to own an arsenal- their version of end times.

        and lets outlaw blunt objects, since more murders are committed with those than with high power rifles.  

        And suicidal mentally ill folks will just find some other way to commit suicide, so why screen for mental illness when a suicidal guy shows up to buy a pistol at a pawn shop.

        Honestly there is nothing at all that can be done because nothing makes any difference to criminals because they just break the law.

        Bring up again how more firearms equals lower crime, but there can never ever be any positive result from enforcement in cities of anti-gun statutes and antigang interventions.  

        sorry, but for those who have followed crime statistics, this is a well known trend.  The trend up in suicide can't be talked about though.

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

        by murrayewv on Wed May 08, 2013 at 03:59:30 AM PDT

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