9,146 gun homicides in US. 16,885 killed by drunk drivers.
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16-01-2013, 10:26 PM
RE: 9,146 gun homicides in US. 16,885 killed by drunk drivers.
(16-01-2013 09:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(16-01-2013 09:28 PM)Diablo Wrote:  The fear of some insane person getting a AR15 or similar weapon and mowing down some people is a real threat. Insanely small, but it has happened in the past. In Mexico, the drug cartels use such weapons quite frequently. The AR15 is banned in Mexico, and I read the drug cartels will pay $5,000 each to the person who smuggles them across the border.

So lives are needlessly being lost. Maybe only a few would be saved from stopping the sale of such weapons, but it is still something.


So again, what is the reasoning for keeping them in the easily accessible hands of the public?


So you are saying we should ban all semi-automatic firearms capable of having a magazine containing more than some number (5? 10? 20?) of rounds?
I don't know enough about firearms to say which ones are deemed too dangerous for the general public.

However, for all intents and purposes one could probably make do with breakway shotguns, bolt action rifles, and double action revolvers.
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